After a picture of Gullfoss waterfall, here is an other very popular touristic site of Iceland : Geysir geothermal site. It is named after The Great Geysir, the geyser that gave its name to this incredible geothermal phenomenon. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air but they may be infrequent and can be stopped for years. The periods of activity usually follow an earthquate. The last period started in 2000 but the activity decresead from 2003 and Geysir is stopped today. Probably until the next earthquake ! So if you see pictures of geyser eruptions in Iceland, they are probably not Geysir but the Strokkur geyser, only 50 metres from here ! Today Geysir only make bubbles with incredible blue colours. But when it's raining as it was the case that day, the bubbles hardly form. But when you see the colours under a dark sky, you can imagine how beautiful they are on a sunny day ! Maybe for the next time ?
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Royaldevon (26515) 2014-07-14 5:38
This is an amazing phenomenon!
You have clearly shown its size, its colours, its environment and the ghostly vapours rising from its surface.
What must ancient peoples have thought of these pools!
Have a lovely day,
Cricri (101257) 2014-07-15 11:48
A la fois impressionnant et magnifique a voir, les couleurs sont déjà belles ici malgré le manque de lumière, bonne note
ChrisJ (94786) 2014-07-16 3:26
I have never seen geysers at Yellowstone or Iceland but did see some at Rotorua in New Zealand. They are an amazing geological phenomenon! Good to capture the full circle albeit I would have left more breathing space at left and right. The steam tells us the water is superheated. Tfs!
delpeoples (52447) 2014-07-16 4:51
Bonjour cher Olivier
A fantastic subject and not an easy one to photograph, but you have done an impressive job. I like the subtle colours and you did remarkably well through the steam vapours and what looks to be an overcast lighting. Superb.
HimalAnda (8550) 2014-07-25 0:44
Effectivement, ce trou bleu est assez étrange.
Le cadrage est un peu serré (les bords du trou principal viennent presque toucher ceux de la photo), mais la photo est intéressante.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (18463)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 11:58