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A complex flow working in balance with the surrounding natural elements.
An Icelandic glacial river.

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After many winters of exploring, I think this is still the most colourful lake I've seen 🤘🏼

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Drifting into sight.
Near to the glaciers the clouds are often moving at super fast speeds, rolling over the landscape and creating momentary scenes.
Keen to climb.

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Endless peaks.
Carved by thousands of years of glacial motion.

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Fox eyes.
Stuck in the highlands late last year as an impassible glacial river rushed down from the mountains, I spent four days under rainy skies with the arctic foxes. During this particular moment, I sat frozen as he edged closer and closer to the water. Even a slight shake of the camera could have scared him away.
They're truly beautiful creatures.

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At the base of the falls.
Shot last year on a solo mission in the Faroes 🤘🏼

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Glacial waters.
Moving version in my story ❄️

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Burst of light.
Late in the day, winter's glowing light spread across the horizon, however this particular mountain sat in darkness under the clouds.
For a split second the cloud cover drifted apart, allowing a single beam of light to blast down on its peak.

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Canyon fog.
The story of this split rock is intense, getting absolutely pummelled by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 as an enormous flood released from beneath the glacier.
Only remnants remain.

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Nature.
In the time between a whiteout winter landscape and the snow melting under the heavy rain, interesting textures are formed. For just a few days, the deep ice in these pools withstands than rain for longer than the snow on the surrounding river bed, thus the dark volcanic sand appears in extreme contrast to the ice.
Exploring this country just gets better and better 🤘🏼

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Casual Icelandic mountain vibes.

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Island memories.
Visual transformations over a landscape after heavy snowfall can be truly intense. With the fresh snow comes an abundance of new textures and hidden contours. 'Snow worries!

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New finds.
Sometimes these scenes are hidden away just around the corner. Rarely explored by the travellers passing through, the mountains sit in silence.

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Melting ice.
Insanely blue hues for just a few for short days before disappearing back into the ground ❄️

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Always a new mountain to be photographed.
Really interested in this peak, it sits amongst a series of mountains and craters isolated within a giant volcanic plain 🤘🏼

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Icelandic trees.
It's rare to find a dense forest around here.
The North Atlantic winds blow through the trees and the snow falls gently down, it's such a calming place 🇮🇸

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Cheers to the new year ahead folks.
Here's one of my favourites from this year.
Catch you all in '17 ✌🏼

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Nature has some strange shapes from above.
When covered in snow, contours in the landscape are further revealed. Here you can see a winding river from an aerial perspective, along with it's connecting lake.
Winter is rad!

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What's up little fox man 👀
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