Sep 232012

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lagoon in South East Iceland. Here, huge icebergs carve off of the glacier and head for the ocean. The lagoons exit is narrow and the glacier’s are bottlenecked here. They have to shrink in size before they make their way through the gap and out to sea. Once there, some of them are forced back onto the beach by the waves. It’s an incredible place, and I’ll definitely be making my way back there again.

Today’s Photo: Icelandic Gem

This small chunk of ice is all that’s left of one of the great bergs that made it’s way out to sea only to get washed up on the shore again. The ice comes in a few different colours. Some are crystal clear, some are black due to volcanic ash deposits. This one is an example of the amazing pale blue glow many of the bergs possess.

Small chunk of iceberg with an amazing blue glow in the ocean having washed off one of the great glaciers at Jokulsarlon, IcelandSmall chunk of iceberg with an amazing blue glow having washed off one of the great glaciers in the large glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon, Iceland

  3 Responses to “Icelandic Gem, Jökulsárlón”

  1. thanks Jen! I’m rather partial to it myself. I’ve got a bunch more iceberg pics but think this is by far the best. I struggled to get into the zone a bit that day… was towards the end of the trip, could probably have done with a break!

    I did shoot some timelapses of the icebergs and the waves which are pretty day they’ll make it onto the site. 🙂

  2. Very cool shot!

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