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14-NOV-2012

Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvt river in southwest Iceland.

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvt rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m/s in the summertime and 80 m/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m/s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDFy0xkWDJo

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gerard belbeoch20-Mar-2013 13:47
WOW sweet shot!!bravo
Marcia Colelli07-Mar-2013 16:22
Nice capture of this breathtaking scene V
Carol Rollins07-Mar-2013 02:03
This is so good! Beautiful, real...I love it.
Frank Brault05-Mar-2013 02:25
I can hear the water; I can feel the power! Magnificent! V
woody3404-Mar-2013 23:27
Absolutely amazing...no wonder it is a popular tourist attraction...awesome capture...V
tinkerb04-Mar-2013 20:39
This is a take I have not seen before, its immense. You only really get the scale when you spot the guy on the path. Super image.
Wim Ensie04-Mar-2013 19:54
unbelievable view, think you were happy seeing this.
Peter Sussex04-Mar-2013 19:43
Outstanding scenery and the facts about it really broadens the mind, thanx. V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)04-Mar-2013 19:14
This is a stunning image. We have actually been here. Superb capture. V.
Graeme04-Mar-2013 19:11
Magnificent scene, Yiannis.BV
Sofia Solomennikova04-Mar-2013 18:46
So charming... the force of nature, V
clark langley04-Mar-2013 18:32
WOW sweet shot!!
John Reynolds04-Mar-2013 17:07
An awesome sight. V.
Stephanie04-Mar-2013 17:01
What a beautiful capture of this waterfall! Love your pov! V
Nestor04-Mar-2013 16:43
A great composition of these Golden falls, the colors and slight misty atmosphere is enchanting.
Another great addition to the gallery,
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Jim Coffman04-Mar-2013 15:50
I can hear the roar of the falling water! Fabulous image,Yiannis!