This image in north central Iceland was shot through an open car door window while the car was still moving slowly. Because of the background, it is one of my favorite images from my trip to Iceland.
Iceland is a country of incredible beauty and stark contrasts. The fire and ice theme is very clear with the current volcanic activity. But it is not all dark volcanic rock and a never setting sun in June. The hills surrounding Lake Myvatn are covered with golden grasses interspersed with volcanic outcrops. There is moving water, large areas of lake, small waves and lots of bugs.
In this shot of a Eurasian Widgeon, one sees the golden hills and the partially snow covered volcanic outcrops in the far distance. In one image, this shows the beauty of this fascinating country.
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Beautiful image, David! I’m so glad this one resonates so much for you…encapsulating so much of that land for you.
At 30% of the full frame, the details on this one are really good. Nice job getting him and keeping him in focus. I’m sure he’s a fast flyer!