Iceberg Lagoon

Iceberg Lagoon

Iceberg Lagoon

48" wide x 20" tall

Substrate: Fuji Crystal Archival photo print under acrylic glass

Photographed on:  5/16/16

Location: Jokulsarlon Bay, Iceland

Technical settings: Canon 6D,  Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L USM, 5103x2128, 5.7Mb, ISO 100, 95mm, F14,  1/160

Description: Jökulsárlón (literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). The color of the ice is very blue and the water is as still as glass. It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

By far one of the most impressive place I’ve ever visited in the world. The beauty (and cold) of this place will take your breath away. If you visit the area, don’t miss the nearby “diamond” beach where smaller chunks of ice are washed up on the black volcanic sands. You can walk from the ice lagoon to the beach but be very careful of the beach and never give your back to it. In Iceland, it’s very common to get huge waves from time to time that can be life-threatening for the unsuspecting visitor. I should know as one of these waves almost swept away my camera bag with thousands of dollars of equipment out to sea about 2 hours after I took this picture.



Gallery Code: C0001WHI475