In the 1875 eruption of Askya volcano, a vent near the north-eastern corner of the lake exploded and formed the crater Viti, which contains geothermally heated water.
Swimming in the turquoise-blue pool is a real highlight, the temperature of water is about 25°C but the ambient temperature may be rather cold (i was there on August 14 and it was snowing)
---from lonely planet Iceland guide---
The picture is composed by six shots, stitched with Autopano Pro.
Reposted without black frames in order to have the capability to post the large panoramic version.
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ppmiranda (373) 2007-09-02 4:58
A nice shot!
Buin (42420) 2007-09-02 12:09
An uttermost impressive picture! I like the many interesting details one can see in the larger version here. The colours of the rocks and of the water are incredible! A contribution in the sense of TrekEarth! Thank you for showing this!
Greetings from Germany!
chpp (4281) 2007-09-02 18:39
Very nice panorama. I like the colours and the sharpness
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-09-03 1:45
Fantastic scenery and well captured. The landscape really looks unreal and its harshness there is a fascinating beauty. Lovely colors and details. Well composed ... excellent work. tfs
Piotr_Angiel (2564) 2007-09-04 12:44
Thank you for this photo!!!!
It makes a lot of memories coming to me. When I was in this place it was a lot of snow, I was there in my favorite sandals and all tourist were looking at me like a crazy. Than me and 3 friends of mine say - WE WANT TO SWIM IN THIS BLUE LAKE!!! It was really hard to went down (muddy and slip) but we did it... it was like in paradise - water in this lake was around 25-28 in this moment and it was just great to swim there (maybe only a smell was not perfect)... but after 30 minutes it was no paradise anymore - a big group of retired German people saw us in the lake and made decision to join us. It was nothing bad to share this lake with them, but why all of them made it naked?!?!?!
Greetings and thanks for sharing this photo!
Hellas (6897) 2007-09-07 2:08
Wonderful natural environment and nicely presented! The colours and the clarity are excellent! Thank you for sharing your photo and experience at that place.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Matteo Porta (mporta) (3810)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, 55mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland Trek 2007
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 4:56