Aerial Photography by Bernhard Edmaier - Iceland’s south coast is always cool and windy. Only a sparse blanket of grass holds together the black volcanic sandbank that separates the sea from the bed of a yellow stream. The stream emanates from a moor area, and splits into numerous smaller offshoots. The moor water is acidic, which enables it to dissolve iron minerals from the black volcanic rock. They give the stream its yellow colour, which turns rust-brown in the dry areas.
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Axel is a Sigurdarson Icelandic photographer has produced a magnificent series of his home country. "From Above" consists of aerial photographs that highlight the richness of forms and colors of landscapes.
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Bernhard Edmaier : Veidivötn is a watery landscape in central Iceland on the northwest edge of the Vatnajoküll Glacier, flown through by many meltwater streams. It contains some 50 lakes, many of them in craters caused by Veidivötn’s position above a volcanic fissure zone. The last eruption happened in the year 1480. Fish inhabit about 30 of the lakes, including trout of exceptional flavour and size, often as big as six pounds. Spring moss gives the black volcanic rock its green accents.
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