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The largest and best known of Iceland's glacial lakes, Jokulsarlon Lagoon is in the south of the country at the end of the Vatnajokull glacier. The lagoon first appeared around 1935 and has been growing ever since with the accelerating melting of the glacier. These days it looks likely to eventually breach the narrow isthmus and join up with the sea, making it an inlet rather than a lake. The Icelanders are keen to stop this happening as the main highway which circles Iceland passes over this narrow strip of land.

The lake is filled with icebergs and a home to birds. The seabird Skua nests on the shores of the lake during summer. There are paths to walk around the edge of the lake and boat trips to get up close and personal with those gleaming blue icebergs.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/6s f/11.0 at 40.0mm iso50 full exif

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Barbara Read and Fred Schaad16-Feb-2013 22:41
A remarkable work of nature. History in the making. Voted
Anitta Vuorisola16-Feb-2013 20:20
A Blue Dream! You rock, Yiannis! V
Marcia Rules16-Feb-2013 16:46
awesome on the "wow factor" scale!!!!!!!!
Marco Valk16-Feb-2013 15:00
Beautiful shot, Yiannis.
Terri Steele16-Feb-2013 14:25
Gorgeous place!
Martin Lamoon16-Feb-2013 14:08
The colour of the ice is wonderful. v
Jeff Real16-Feb-2013 14:00
So rugged it causes tension and then that is overcome by the sheer beauty. It is truly amazing! ~V~
Kim16-Feb-2013 10:49
Fantastic view! Very well taken. V
Stephanie16-Feb-2013 10:47
What a beautiful view of the choppy seas! V
rousselziak16-Feb-2013 09:07
Excellent ! -V-
caveman_lee16-Feb-2013 06:37
A very stunning view. Really wish to visit this beautiful place but the air fare is really too expensive for tourist from Asia.
woody3416-Feb-2013 03:31
A beautiful scene, the light and colours are outstanding...V
Chris Spracklen16-Feb-2013 00:22
Top quality shot of this most unusual scene, Yiannis. *V*
Frank Brault16-Feb-2013 00:10
What an alien, but beautiful scene. Terrific work. V
Karen Stuebing15-Feb-2013 22:16
Beautiful field of blue ice against the dramatic sky. Stunning scenic. V.
Mildred Alpern15-Feb-2013 21:58
Wonderful blue/purple tones, so perfect with the ice chunks and overhead sky.
J S Quesada15-Feb-2013 20:24
Love the ice pattern, not to mention the fantastic colors. Terrific image. V
Bill Klein15-Feb-2013 20:03
Fantastic! V!!
bill friedlander15-Feb-2013 19:24
Cold, blue, lovely patterns, and a nice peek at the background mountains! Beautiful! V
Helen Betts15-Feb-2013 18:11
Color is spectacular, and the patterns fascinating. Beautiful capture! V.
joseantonio15-Feb-2013 17:28
Wow. Great capture with lovely details.V.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)15-Feb-2013 17:21
Terrific textures and colour, good contrast with the sky...
Alain Boussac15-Feb-2013 17:02
Fantastic and wondrous image. BV.
Nestor15-Feb-2013 16:35
Very nice photograph of a amazing winter scene,
the coloring of the ice is beautiful.
Bryan Murahashi15-Feb-2013 15:40
Beautiful and unique scene of this floating ice field. V
Mike H.15-Feb-2013 14:53
A cold looking wilderness -- wonderful clarity and color as always.