Photographer's Note

Another day with low clouds over Iceland, this time at Jökulsarlon, which is the place where the glacier Vatnajökull reaches the sea. The glacier issues big chunks of ice which then melt in the warmer (that's relative) sea. The blackness that can be spotted in some ice floes consists of lava sand from the vulcano that sits underneath Vatnajökul. Actually, it erupted some 10 years ago and the enourmous heat caused a part of the glacier to melt resulting in a deluge of water and ice floes large as houses, that wreaked havoc on the southern coast.

When I shot this picture a saw this small ice floe that was almost all black and shaped like the dorsal fin of a shark. It was kind of funny to imagine a shark swimming around in these areas.

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