I love the way light dances through the ice, revealing a hint of it's origins from glaciers far back in time. On this adventure to Iceland we chased the ice on beaches, the snow falling at dusk, the geysirs erupting for its audience and the deep dark hues within freshly revealed glacial caves. And we made friends with lots of Icelandic horses, because I love them too :)
Chunks of glaciers are tipped onto a small bay near the coast, and on the whim of winds and storms they make their way out to sea only to be thrown back onto the black beaches by ocean waves. Jökulsárlón is a truly bizarre and amazing place to visit. You never know how many bergs will be landed on the shore, or if the winds will drag them all away. The blue colour comes from the old ice trapped inside the glacier for millenia, contrasting with the deep dark tones of volcanic black sands.
Photo Essay | 18 images | Jökulsárlón | Iceland
Waterfalls are a big part of the attraction when visiting Iceland. They have a few stunning locations that challenge and inspire. Gullfoss and Godafoss are magnificent, but so are the subtle moments when travelling with a camera in the Icelandic Winter.
I love their crazy hair and short legs, their curious nature and indifference to the snow. The Icelandic Horse is a pure genetic line that has remained free of disease and cross breeding for centuries. Any horses that leave the country are not allowed to return, in order to keep them pure.