Reflections of an Ice Age - Mark Iandolo

Calved-off icebergs from Vatnajökull drift melodically out to sea during a soft yet fiery sunrise.

Glaciers may be the earth’s greatest artists. They sculpted Yosemite in California and the Matterhorn in Switzerland. They shaped the great glens of the Scottish Highlands and the great fjords of Norway. They carved, throughout our planet’s history, many of the most famous landforms in the world.

But this all happened over thousands of years. For glacial art that changes daily, head to Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Iceland. Here, ice constantly calves off from Vatnajökull Glacier and drifts slowly out to sea. Sunrise and sunset paint the scene red, twilight paints it blue. Dramatic storms make for moody views, the Northern Lights make for magical ones. In fact, the changing weather and the moving icebergs mean that no two moments in Jökulsárlón are ever the same. Glacial art at its finest.

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