You were asking about the size of the iceberg in Jökulsárlón glacial lake - from a kayak (my 2 previous post). I decided to post 2 pictures (see also workshop) to give you the flavor of the size.
Looking at the picture we may have been crazy to be there as the iceberg are always in motion.
Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 18 km² today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers. Approaching a depth of 200 m, Jökulsárlón is now probably the second deepest lake in Iceland after Askja caldera
Jökulsárlón is separated from the sea by only a short distance, and the combined action of the glacier, the river that empties from the lake, and the ocean may eventually transform it into an inlet of the sea.
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tmx (1324) 2007-11-17 3:30
hi Michel -- yeah, now I can see the size of icebergs. comparing it with those two people in kayaks makes a difference. nice shot from the distance (I'm thinking about buying such a lens). and hat special, blueish colours of the ice. cool, cheers
smarcell (19963) 2007-11-17 3:35
Very beautiful, as you included the (colored) kayak. Maybe if it was a little aside it was better, but still it is a very nice composition.
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-11-17 3:37
a phantastic impression ! So many wonderful trips to make here on this planet..
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-11-17 3:40
je découvre ta galerie par cette photo, c'est bien fourni en images spectaculaires ! quant à cette photo, ce n'est pas la plus spectaculaire mais elle aide effectivement à se donner une bonne idée des dimensions... l'Islande ! toutes les photos que je vois de ce pays me donnent envie de voir de mes propres yeux !!!
criography (166) 2007-11-17 3:45
this looks pretty dangerous to me. i love it (;
alainh (35583) 2007-11-17 3:54
Splendid shot. The man is tiny in front of nature.
You have vet luck to see such fantastics landscapes.
have a nice day Michel
kiks (11785) 2007-11-17 4:18
Thanks for posting this one. Not only is it a beautiful image but with the kayak you give us an idea of scale.
holmertz (45903) 2007-11-17 4:20
Excellent composition showing the smallness of man in nature. Great inclusion of the red kayaks to contrast the blue, grey and white of the ice.
Merline (0) 2007-11-17 4:48
lovely composition giving a great image of the scale and the beauty of the place. I like the colours against the glacier, would prefer the kayak a bit on the side, but still a great pic! This place I will visit next time...
Poyet-Coralie (59) 2007-11-17 15:17
Whoush! C'est sûr on se rend plus facilement compte de la taille! Très sympa comme photo!
J'espère que vous allez bien, je vous fais une bises à tous les deux.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-18 1:47
best way to show how impressive is the iceberg :)
did i told you that this make me stay longer in first place in iceland?:D
great shot ...THANKS sharing
Faros (12) 2007-11-18 7:04
...Glace à l'eau pour tout le monde !!
L'endroit doit être spectaculaire,
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-11-18 15:10
Hi MIchel, this image is FANTASTIC!!!!
i love to see the people so little near the iceberg...the man so little in the world...
fantastic the orange touch of the kayak!
carlab (2095) 2007-11-27 6:01
Hi Michel, it's simply fantastic!!
excellent shot, very impressive
this blue is amazing
- Copyright: Michel Detay (mdetay) (4865)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor AFS ED 400mm 2:8
- Exposure: f/6.3
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 3:26
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