Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake – Iceland, October 18th 2017

Taken from my facebook post which can be found here – http://bit.ly/2DKnjYc

I was treated to some brief moments of color in the sky when I arrived at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake. The iceberg was roughly 20km further north when the first settlers arrived on the island around 870 CE. When the temperatures rose between 1920 and 1965, the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue rapidly retreated, continually creating icebergs of varying size, thus creating a lagoon in its wake around 1934–35. The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s, It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. The icebergs that calve from the glacier edge move towards the river mouth and get entrenched at the bottom. The movement of the icebergs fluctuates with the tide currents, as well as being affected by wind. However, they start floating as icebergs when their size is small enough to drift to the sea. These icebergs are seen in two shades: milky white and bright blue, which depends on the air trapped within the ice and is an interplay of light and ice crystals. By the time my trip around Jokulsarlon had finished I headed down to the iceberg beach to take a look. The 60mph wind and rain had come back at this point and what had planned to be a sunset taking shots of Icebergs on the beach was scrubbed, I was out on the beach for 10 minutes tops and was soaked through, the rain was relentless. One day I plan to come back and finish my shooting here.

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