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For a few seconds, the dark skies cleared.
Thousands of icebergs were revealed from beneath the clouds, spanning the entire distance of my vision.
With darker exposures I was able to portray the feeling that I get when seeing this landscape from above, formidable and utterly mysterious. I wonder what it is like to be at the base of such an unknown part of the country.
#greenland

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Lone.
Across the fjord, I watched as this iceberg drifted with the wind. This was the only piece of ice in the entire area, and had disappeared completely when I woke this morning.
It always becomes a personal experience to photograph icebergs, knowing that what you are seeing is entirely temporary and existing only in the images that we create after they melt into the ocean waters.
#greenland

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Back in the world of ice for a few days, exploring new fjords alongside @airicelandconnect.
Here's one scene from my last visit.
#greenland

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Amongst the steam with @icelandair.
It's interesting to think some of these steam plumes have been pumping endlessly for hundreds of years. There is so much going on beneath the surface, some things yet to be discovered.
#mystopover | #iceland

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Late night highland cruise.
#iceland

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Place yourself in the scene.
What you're looking at is an aerial perspective of glacial river waves crashing against black volcanic sand, whilst coloured sediments mix beneath the surface.
It is these alien landscapes that make me truly grateful to live here, documenting every change.
A short tale for @icelandair.
#mystopover | #iceland

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Blooming life within a highland cave.
#iceland

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Through the eye of the mountain.
It's interesting to think that we each perceive the same landscape in a completely different way. Our eyes are drawn to certain shapes and colours that may go entirely unnoticed to someone else, who may see their own unique perspective at the same time.
What shape do you see in the rock?
#iceland

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Beyond the bounds of the mountain slopes, the land fades into the light.

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Standing above the canyon, massive pressure systems can be witnessed on the distant coastline. Watching over them as they wrap around the glacier, these environments reveal a new perspective on climatical systems. While the weather batters the coast we can sit in absolute stillness out here, interrupted by nothing but an occasional cloud of mist rolling past. Amongst this stillness, you almost forget what exists beyond the valley walls.
Weather has a huge effect on my state of mind and emotions, it's something I write about all the time.
Wherever you may be, how does the weather impact the way you see your surroundings?

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Bombing down the valley under cloudy midnight skies.

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Amongst the remnants of river streams.

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Melting ice reveals the true highland hues.

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Hidden landscapes of the Icelandic highlands.
This one has been sculpted by volcanic floods. Massive flows of glacial melt water filled with rock and ice, smashing into the mountainside throughout thousands of years of eruption events.
It's endless out there.
#iceland

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Adaptation.
Seasonal change can be harsh in Iceland. From violent winter whiteouts to bright summer days, the foxes have to adapt. With this brings a change from a thick white winter coat to a lighter grey-brown fur each year.
This little fox is in between seasons at the moment, sporting a mix of both coats.
Always nice to document these guys as the run around the mountainside at the @volcanohuts.

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Thinking back over the winter and this has to be one of my most memorable visuals.
Whilst known for their diverse geothermal colour palette and strange textural details, the form of these mountains is often overlooked.
When covered in white however, all that remains is their shape. A massive land mass of mountain peaks, carved by both glacial retreat and endless river flows. Winter stands as my favourite time to photograph for this reason.
It's truly a beautiful sight.
#iceland

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Summer days in the wilderness.

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Skoppi.
Spent some time hanging with my new pal @farmlifeiceland and her sheep yesterday. Skoppi is a baby ram and the first lamb of Skoppa, a mother sheep with a true personality.
I'm sure this little guy will be just the same.
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