Living Below the Glacier

Uploaded: October 22, 2012 03:57:06


The small, charming village of Arnarstapi sits below the Snæfellsjökull glacier which covers an ancient volcano.
This summer is reportedly the first time in Iceland's history that the peak of the volcano itself became visible, due to accelerated glacier melt-off.

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 22, 2012

Wow...just beautiful! #1493748

Patti Coblentz October 22, 2012

Nicely composed, Chris. So interesting to see. I love the stark white and red of the home ( with the details) nestled at the base of the glacier and the rolling hills. #10379300

Ken Smith level-classic October 22, 2012

Kinda sad about the melting glaciers. Beautiful shot, none the less, Chris! #10379302

Marcie A. Fowler October 22, 2012

What beautiful scenery to wake up to every day. Wonderful job capturing it Chris. #10379330

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic October 22, 2012

Fabulous comp on this beauty, Chris! #10379334

Michelle Alton October 22, 2012

Exquisite work, Chris. And another big congratulations on today's POTD! #10379372

Terry A. Stoa October 22, 2012

They must have such a simple lifestyle. Very simple, but effective composition with great colors to boot. #10379445

Carole L. Parker level-classic October 22, 2012

Awesome! #10379451

JudyAnn Rector level-classic October 22, 2012

Fantastic image, Chris! #10379738

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 22, 2012

This has WINNER written all over it! #10379806

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 23, 2012

Thanks so much! Arnarstapi was probably the prettiest little village we saw... and it helped the weather was spectacular that day! #10380592

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 25, 2012

What a beautiful scene, Chris! Love the cute little house nestled at the base of the glacier. #10383606

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 25, 2012

Thank you Lindley! #10383775

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