Arrow at Jokulsarlon

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Jokulsarlon is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 18 km² today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers.

When it is cloudy and the water is calmed, the image of the icebergs are mirrored on the lake's surface. The possibilities for photography thanks to symmetries are infinite with this conditions. There are small different water currents, which draw lines on that surface, visible like scratches on the mirror.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland, 2010.
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El lago Jokulsarlon es, probablemente, el más famoso y grande de todos los lagos glaciares
de Islandia. Creado artificialmente en 1934-1935, el lago ha aumentado en un área de 7,9 km ² en 1975 a 18 km ² hoy día, debido al deshielo producido por el calentamiento global.

Cuando está nublado y las aguas tranquilas, la imagen de los icebergs se refleja en la superficie del lago. Es entonces cuando las posibilidades para hacer buenas fotografías se disparan gracias a las simetrías.
Además, hay pequeñas corrientes de agua a distintas velocidades, que dibujan líneas en la superficie, visibles como arañazos en "el espejo".

Jokulsarlon, Islandia, 2010.

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  1. looselens2009 51 months ago | reply

    So simple, yet so striking !

  2. Astrid Photography. 51 months ago | reply

    Very great ice art....!

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  4. G A Z 51 months ago | reply

    Stunning composition !

  5. Saparevo 51 months ago | reply

    All of this is beautiful, light composition, realy wonderful

  6. holgeruweschmitt 51 months ago | reply

    wunderschön in form und farbe!

  7. Giò Tarantini 51 months ago | reply

    beautiful reflection!

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  8. Maria-H 51 months ago | reply

    We were there in July - amazing place - great capture!

  9. Tobi Roaming Africa 51 months ago | reply

    A true world of wonders!!! Really has the shape of an arrow!!! Brilliant eye!!!

  10. Rute Esteves 51 months ago | reply

    WOW!!!!!!! So beautiful.

  11. LadyoftheDawn 51 months ago | reply

    That is amazing! Gorgeous picture!

  12. C-Aida 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful iceberg. Happy New Year.

  13. Gijs Possel 50 months ago | reply


  14. Philip_Wal†on_94 [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    cool shot!

  15. ".Jaume©Jdpfm." 50 months ago | reply

    una sencilla y dura belleza helada. Es muy bonita!

  16. davidnc82 50 months ago | reply

    Amazing reflection and composition! Great shot

  17. luisete! 50 months ago | reply

    Muy bien visto! :)

  18. C. Agui 50 months ago | reply

    Fabulosa imagen, un bello reflejo con el que forma una bella flecha.

  19. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !!!

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