Glacial ice on a beached iceberg creates the perfect frame for towering peaks and icebergs in the fjords of Patagonian Chile. The foreground ice was amazingly clear and it picked up a lot of the surrounding light and color. This ice forms at the bottom of glaciers when the weight of all the snow and ice above compresses the ice and removes the air bubbles. It is stunning to see in person!
A solitary Lenga tree reaches out at the end of a beautiful fjord in Patagonian Chile. In my opinion this tree has one of the best view in the fjord! The hike up to this spot was one of my all time favorites...the views were amazing!
What would you do if Hrafnabjargafoss disappeared? I just found out the National Power Company of Iceland is planning to build a dam on the Skjálfandafljót River in Northern Iceland. The Skjálfandafljót River is home to several stunning waterfalls including; Aldeyjarfoss, Ingvararfoss, Hrafnabjargafoss and Goðafoss. The new Hrafnabjörg Power Plant and dam would divert water away from a long stretch of the river downstream and would lead to the loss of several waterfalls. There are currently 3 different options on the table for the dam. For option A, Aldeyjarfoss, Ingvararfoss, Hrafnabjargafoss would all dry up and disappear and for options B and C Ingvararfoss, Hrafnabjargafoss would be gone. Having seen these waterfalls in person, I feel it would be an incredible loss if they were to vanish. I do understand the need for energy, but it seems like there are better places than this area to build a dam. What do you think?
Early evening light at Hrafnabjargafoss in northeast Iceland. This waterfall has some serious power and it was quite an experience standing near the edge.