Friday Lens Affair #65

Ice in Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Today I’m featuring a striking photography from Jokulsarlon in Iceland. Taken by Megan Allene Smith from Meganotravels Blog!

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Picture Story: Ice in Jokulsarlon, Iceland 

In 2011 I made my first trip to Iceland. A trip that I’d planned and looked forward to for more than a year.

The first time I stopped in Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon, I was smitten. The black sand and pebble beaches; the glacial runoff in blacks and blues floating in the lagoon.

No wonder it is among most romantic winter destinations in the world.

The small chunks of ice that washed on shore. It quickly became my favourite place in the world. No wonder, it is a land of ice and waterfalls.

Here is a list of 18 waterfalls you need to see in Iceland.

In October of 2013, I planned another trip back to Iceland with the intention of chasing down the Northern Lights.

This time, I wanted to spend more time at Jokulsarlon photographing the ice, water, sand, etc.

I spent three days in the area hoping to catch the Northern Lights over the glacier lagoon. Sadly, it never happened.

However, on the upside, since this was my favourite area of Iceland, it meant that I had plenty of time to visit each day and to see the icebergs move and to watch ice wash ashore, creating a new landscape each day.

On my last day in the area, I parked my car and headed for the beach and noticed that it was covered in more ice chunks than I’d ever seen before.

They looked like a cross between glass sculptures and diamonds, and I couldn’t wait to get some photos of them.

The sun was shining perfectly behind the ice making it almost glow against the black sand and blue sky. This photo ended up being one of my favourites from the entire trip–and I loved the shape of this ice!

32 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #65

  1. Nayar Ali

    This is beautiful, it reminds me of my trip to Iceland back in college. I love the light from the back in this picture.

  2. Sam D

    Great capture, very arty :)
    I could see this blown up and hanging on my wall. Reminds me of the snow – oh I miss the snow!
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    • Ha ha ha it is kind of weird but when I travel a lot in Arabia or Central Asia I do miss snow as well and skiing, oh glorious skiing!
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  3. Charli

    This is such a cool shot! Pardon the pun. Iceland has been on my bucket list for a while now, I hope I make it there one day!

    • Ha ha ha I would say that Iceland seems like one of the hottest destinations recently, I see so many people visiting! :)
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  4. Jessica

    This is a beautiful picture. It looks like a completely different world, which is why so many people are enamored with Iceland, I think.
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  5. Jenna

    Beautiful photo! We loved spending time at Jokulsarlon–Iceland is one of our favorite places and this makes me want to head back again!
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  6. Megan

    Amazing, thankyou for sharing! We’re in Iceland in two months and just trying to put together our itinerary – will add Jokulsarlon to the list!!

  7. Fantastic photo. It really does glow.
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  8. Proof that there is ice in Iceland. :) Very nice shot, I like the understated transparency through the ice.
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  9. You know that I love photography, this shot is amazing! You just look at it, and so many things come to your mind. Absolutely stunning, congrats to the photographer and also to you for having it published on your blog!
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  10. Samantha

    What a great photo! I love the funky shape of the ice and the angle of the picture. So pretty!
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  11. Sammi

    Yay! I am so excited to go to Iceland :)
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  12. I’m a big fan of Megan’s adventures and blog. This snapshot is amazing. What camera are you using, Megan? (If I may ask). I’ve never made it to Iceland, but this place has fascinated me since I was a little girl. There is something about this place and it’s not only the snow :).
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  13. Doro

    Amazing. Looks like from another world.

  14. Chris Boothman

    Beautiful picture, great story and a sure bucket list location for us! We recently posted Iceland as one of our Dream Destinations in the A to Z Challenge we are currently participating in and there are so many cool attractions there that make this so appealing.
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  15. Erin

    There is so much art in nature! A great reminder of how gorgeous our world can be. :)
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  16. Love the way the light’s shining through here. Just gorgeous, and well-captured.
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