Land of Fire and Ice

I’ve made two brief visits to Iceland and was awestruck by the stunning landscape. But nothing that I saw compares to the mind-blowing aerial photographs of Iceland by the Russian photographer Andre Emolaev.

These bird’s-eye view images of the volcanic landscape offer amazingly abstract combinations of pattern and color. Emolaev said of the series:

“Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers. But what has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean. [...] A little bit upstream there is a yellow-colored brook flowing into the river, but yellow currents fail to mix with the main water flow. One can estimate the scale judging by the car tracks that are clearly seen on the black sand. This is just a river, just a volcano, just our planet.”

You can see more of Andre’s work on his website.

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One Response to Land of Fire and Ice

  1. Matt Knox says:

    Wow, those pistures are amazing. I’ve never seen such landscape like that.

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