GLACIAL RIVER BEDS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND


Flat Final | David Yarrow


 

In the early summer the ice melt from the country’s permanent ice caps gathers momentum and this offers extraordinary patterns on the river beds as rain water and glacial water have different densities and therefore do not naturally fuse. The soil is the product of heavy historic volcanic activity and this supplements the kaleidoscope of colours offered by the spring sunshine.

These pictures were taken on Wednesday (21/5/2014) from a light plane banking at 1000 feet and looking straight down on the river deltas of Skeidararsandur on the South Coast of the country.

 

Final flat

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