A view from Hafnarhólmi looking across the entrance of Borgarfjörður eystri's harbour towards Bakkagerði village and surrounding mountains.
Hafnarhólmi is an island and well-known puffin site situated on the side of Borgarfjörður eystri's harbour. The island has been connected to the mainland to form one side of the harbour.
About 10.000 pairs of puffins nest every summer in Borgarfjörður, somewhere between the 20th of April till mid-August. Among other common bird species nesting there are the Fulmar, Kittiwake and the Eider duck.
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dkmurphys (50144) 2014-06-26 7:10
Spectacular capture of this attractive landscape. I like it a lot, well taken.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-06-27 1:19
stunning view and lucky you to have witnessed it in person. Despite the lack of sun you achieved something very special in here and actually maybe the moody colors contribute to the whole mood better than the cheerful ones.
The whole composition is masterly planned from the little meadow with some yellow flowers in the foreground to the ice covered rugged peaks framing the picture.
Your photos definitely put Iceland on my trip list in the future.
Thanks for sharing
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-06-27 7:08
The overcast sky and flat light adds to the atmosphere of the shot Trevor. I get a strong impression that the landscape and weather present constant challenges for those who live here.... they must be a hardy breed. I wouldn't last long!
A fine shot of this wild and inhospitable location. I wonder, do they people burn peat here? Few trees survive theses climes.
Have a good weekend
holmertz (42235) 2014-06-27 8:14
Detta är också en fin bild av det karga och tuffa isländska landskapet. Färgerna är mycket vackra och ger ett friskt och fräscht intryck, men samtidigt ser det väldigt kallt och blåsigt ut. Också här ser jag en ensam liten stuga där människorna verkar leva helt utan grannar.
chawax (19514) 2014-06-28 0:02
Is this place in the western fjords area ? I've not been there yet but I plan to go there on my next trip to Iceland, probably in august 2015 ! You had not great light conditions, but the picture is well composed, with many plans that add depth to the composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-28 6:13
this place looks so magical and despite the clouds so enchanting and beautiful. Must admit I would love a Puffin photo-hunt here, this shot captures the mood and magnificence superbly.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): Puffins in Iceland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-26 5:30