This was taken near Vík in Iceland last year, The sun was to my back but there were these sun rays going into a perspective point on the opposite horizon, I don’t know what was going on, just that #Iceland light!
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Photo stephen_matera // Swipe to see the full image. Fjallsárlón is a glacial lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull and very close to the famous Jökulsarlon. Fjallsárlón is much less known but just as spectacular, if not more so because its closer proximity to the volcano Öræfajökull, which at 6,920 ft is the highest mountain in Iceland. Follow me stephen_matera for more images like this from Iceland and around the world. #glacier#iceland#dusk Photo Source: velandleisure
Making new friends in Iceland.
This was a short but sweet trip, that I impulsively decided to tack on when I was on my way home from Africa earlier this year. Quick visit but long enough for me to put Iceland in my top 5 favourite countries to travel. #beautifuldestinations#iceland
Searching For The Solheimasandur Plane Crash Wreckage in Iceland. 🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻
In 1973, the US Navy plane crashed on the beach, an error was made in switching over fuel tanks resulting in the incident. Luckily no lives were lost, but the DC-3 was simply abandoned on the beach, left to rot in the harsh elements of Iceland’s south coast.
The South Coast of Iceland is home to any number of star attractions, so planning a visit to the plane crash wreckage is easy to integrate into your overall itinerary. The trick now that access is restricted is allowing yourself enough time to walk to the plane and back, as well as spending enough time at the site itself. I practically ran and the overall stop lasted nearly 2-hours.
The wreckage is located between Skogafoss waterfall and the southern outpost town of Vik. Heading east on Route 1, you will cross a small bridge with blinking lights. About two kilometers after the bridge, you’ll see a small gate and dirt road on your right. You’ll also see a number of cars parked next to it, indicating that you’ve reached the unofficial parking lot for the plane crash wreckage.
If you’re making the walk, be sure to take what you’ll need for a couple of hours out in the elements. This means water, maybe sunscreen, probably a light raincoat and anything else to help you make it through one of the most boring walks you’ll ever undertake. The 4-kilometer walk is across a flat, volcanic plain full of absolutely nothing at all. Not even a tree or small bush can be found to break up the monotony of the walk itself. After a while I found myself getting tunnel vision from the trek, which seemed to have no end. #iceland#crash#aviation#fact#travel#magazine#airplane#photography#instatravel#instagood#follow4follow
A stunning world is everywhere when you open your eyes to the simplest of things. I love that I live a life that lets me explore it. I’ll never stop trying to find its most beautiful places, where the memories can transport you thousands of miles in an instant, forever. This is one of my favorite pictures. Light and dark, together and dependent. So goes the world. #dalabyggð
If the hobbits has built churches they probably would have built them like this.
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So it's that time of year when I reflect upon my favorite photographic moments. This year, I'm not making a Top 10 list. Quite simply, it's too hard. Our list of things we did is simply amazing in retrospect. How amazing? Well... We explored the artic circle and danced under the northern lights, we climbed three volcanos, watched a cheetah hunt in the wild, gazed at the Milky Way over Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa, stared a lion straight in his eyes in the wild, hiked the Alaskan and Canadian wilderness, explored ice caves beneath a glacier, river boated along Amazonian rivers in Brazil in search of jaguars, got stuck in an Amazonian rain storm, and I even learned Portuguese to name a few. But most of all, we enjoyed many days with our closest friends and family. I took many many photos. So many I could never share them all here. Here's one from Iceland back in April.
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My bud and awesome photog @stanflan posted some good bw today and I wanted to steal the idea. It may not show but I’m really drawn to moody, dark, and uncommon images. It’s dumb but we hold the things back we care about from fear of how they will be received. I think it’s less about the likes and more about being vulnerable with what makes us particular.