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.
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.
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.
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
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!