Part of the story of Iceland is about glaciers. This volcanic island is adorned with some pretty fantastic glaciers. Tongues of those glaciers spill down from the mountains where they are more accessible to the South Coast visitor.
The eroding and retreating front end of the glacial tongue creates some rather interesting formations.
As the glaciers drop down toward the lowlands they deform, creating serac zones of shattered ice.
If the terminus of the glacier is in water, the glacier may calve icebergs into the water. Here on the South Coast some of those icebergs move from the lagoon, taking a short river ride to the black sand beaches along the coast.
The operative word is “melting” – as this 1000 year old (and sometimes much older) ice is rapidly returning to its liquid state!
All in all, it creates great photographic fun – and lots of food for thought!
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