This is a photograph taken at Jokulsarlon, Iceland’s famous glacial lagoon.  There are others but this is the one that most people visit.  Here huge chunks of ice break free from the Vatnajökull glacier and float in the lagoon somtimes for many years before they are finally washed out to sea..

Jokulsalon, Iceland by Adrian Theze70mm f/9 1/200 sec. ISO-100

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35 responses

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how much you can get into one photograph. Always amazing! Another great one.
    (I’m still working on my poem…but when it’s done you’ll be the first to know 💜)

    April 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    • Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to your poem! :-)

      April 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  2. Beautiful as always; I utterly adore your work! Cher :)

    April 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    • Thank you ever so much Cher! :-)

      April 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm

  3. Stunning! There’s a strange sense of bleakness that reminds us not to take our world for granted…

    April 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    • Absolutely, thank you for your comment, I appreciate it! :-)

      April 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  4. Been there! So beautiful!

    April 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    • Thank you Margo! :-)

      April 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  5. Sue

    Eerily silent and very cold!

    April 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    • Thank you Sue. To be honest it was difficult to capture the photograph I wanted to in the throng of tourists that were visiting Jokulsarlon at the time I took this. Iceland is in great danger of destroying what makes it so special.. This is of great concern to my Icelandic friends and to me. In pursuit of the tourist dollar, many extremely sensitive environments are being trampled on. It’s a great shame.

      April 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      • Sue

        The bane of tourism the world over…😟

        April 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  6. Sue

    The bane of tourism the world over….

    April 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  7. Fabulous image, Adrian. I love all the beautiful shades of turquoise. :)

    April 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia! :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am

  8. Beautiful.

    April 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am

  9. Looks magical.

    April 18, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    • It is Lou, thank you! :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am

  10. I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    April 18, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am

  11. That’s another for a giant canvas on a gallery wall! Just so that I can go and gaze at longingly :-)

    April 18, 2016 at 11:55 pm

  12. One word – serene!

    April 19, 2016 at 12:16 am

    • It was Tina, very much so. Thank you!

      April 21, 2016 at 5:45 am

  13. Sadly it’s great photos that encourage the tourists …. just too many people all wanting to do the same thing :(

    April 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    • I’m sure you’re right Noeline. That’s certainly been the case with photography in Iceland. They’ve had to close a couple of sites simply because of a specific subject has been attracting too many tourists touting cameras, eager to get the shot they’ve seen on the Internet. The crashed Dakota aircraft on the black beach is one. People simply were not following the track and have caused untold damage to an extremely fragile ecosystem. :-(

      April 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

  14. I remember Jokulsarlon from my first trip to Iceland, back in the 70’s. It looks like it’s changed quite a bit since then—or maybe it’s just seasonal changes. Nevertheless your photo is captivating, a bit more subtle and intangible than many of your other photos from Iceland. :-)

    April 19, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto. The changes I’m sure are down to the season. Jokulsarlon looks different each time I visit. The amount of ice visible depends on lots of factors including the direction of the wind apparently! :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:53 am

  15. A thin slice that teases us into wanting to know what lies beyond. Proof that less is more. Another great shot, Adrian.

    April 20, 2016 at 7:58 am

    • Thank you very much Andy! Much appreciated. :-)

      April 21, 2016 at 5:53 am

  16. I like this view very, very much!

    April 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    • Thank you Lynn! There was a lot less ice visible in the lagoon and we couldn’t understand why. We mentioned this to friends of ours and were told when the wind is in a certain direction, the ice gets pushed back toward the glacier leaving and almost empty lake. This suited me just fine as it turned out. :-)

      April 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm