Iceland Dispatch #12 – This is Earth… Right?

We headed up to Namafjall near Myvatn after lunch yesterday to photograph the volcanic fumerals. Namafjall is a strikingly other-worldly place dotted with steaming fumerals, sulphurous smells, volcanic vents, boiling mud pools and a dizzying array of volcanic colour and texture. It is a beautiful, macabre and menacing landscape that belongs to another time, or another planet for that matter.After a good session at Namafjall we packed up and headed into the Jokulsargljufur National Park along a very rough dirt road to photograph both Detifoss and Selfoss waterfalls. We spent several hours shooting the falls before a quick bite to eat in the field followed by two and a half hours sleep. We then headed back up to Namafjall for the sunrise. This photograph was taken at 3:30am this morning just as the sun was rising over the distant mountains. Now its time to crawl back into bed and get a few more hours sleep before we head back into the Jokulsargljufur National Park for another long night shoot.

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