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Silence – Photo Challenge

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A photo challenge this week is ‘Silence’; what does silence look like? How do you capture it in a photograph?  When I travel, I always try to have some time by myself, or even just a moment of looking out…

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Fire and Ice

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A dramatic sunset colors Iceland’s landscape and sky. Konrad Kulis captured this aerial shot while “en route to the volcano Holuhraun,” he writes. The volcano, which last erupted in 2014, is located just north of the expansive, 3,200-square-mile (8,400-square-kilometer) Vatnajӧkull,…

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Wild Stuff

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Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way. (unknown)  

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Early to Rise

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“The place has its unique appeal,” Your Shot member Hardik Desai writes of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. “Dawn happens two hours before sunrise, and the sunrise colors usually last almost 90 minutes if there are no clouds.” A day after…

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An Icy Peek

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Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used these icicles on the frame just trying to get something different from this famous spot,” he says. The 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain, shown…

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A Watershed Moment

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A watershed moment by Daniel Beltrá: “Water in Iceland’s Ölfusá River flows around sandbars toward the Atlantic Ocean. The Ölfusá is Iceland’s largest river, and its watershed drains 2,355 square miles (or one-seventh of Iceland).” Mesmerizing, isn’t it? Love the…

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Volcano Eruption Iceland

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We all heard about the eruption of the Bardabunga volcanic system in Iceland. But these videos are really impressive. It’s amazing to see things like this up close, thanks to our improving technology! Montage of the footage

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