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Current vibes in the east of Iceland 🤙🏼

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Venturing into the north this week has been a refreshing sight.
For a while I've been longing to wake up to a crisp morning of quiet snowfall, but the south has literally been an endless spree of rainy conditions for almost the entire season.
Sometimes you just have to scan the weather forecasts, drive further, and head straight towards the conditions you're set on shooting. Here's a shot amongst a whiteout yesterday for @icelandair.
#mystopover

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Evening light in the Icelandic mountains.

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Hovering over a silent sunset and rolling Icelandic swell on the south coast shoreline.

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Thin ice.
A giant boulder sits beside the glacier, crushing the ice as it slowly recedes back towards the mountains. Pressing with tremendous force, the rock sends stress fractures all the way to the edge of the glacier, creating the icebergs that now float to the end of their days.

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Winter travels.
Exploring Húsafell and it's endless variations of summer cabins left empty for the colder months.
Such a rad area, tucked away at the edge of Langjökull ❄️

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Bright arctic light and giant melt water pools on the Greenland ice sheet.

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Way up on the Snæfellsjökull summit sits this strange rugged rock formation.
Constantly battered by crazy weather, you could only imagine what the volcano beneath has endured over its 700,000 years of existence.

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Sitting in the fog.
Crazy to see the pillars slowly reveal through the mist ↠

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Ancient volcanic ash zig zag in glacial ice.

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A dark blue pool sits amongst a land of black and white.

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Vast white land.
Sometimes the skies open up revealing unobstructed views over the whole highland region. It's an overwhelming sight to see just how many crazy mountains exist out there.
Suitable for a lifetime of exploring 👌🏼

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Details in the high mountains.
Giant Icicles line the glacier side walls in the background and snow falls in all directions.
Pretty much a dream landscape for me 🤘🏼

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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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