Glacier ice that gets broken down in the lagoon and then carried out to sea only to get washed back up on the black sand beach as beautiful gems.
Jökulsárlón, Iceland. November 2011.

Canon 5d Mark II on tripod, EF16-35 2.8 L II and Lee ND Grad. Processed with Raw, Photomatix and Photoshop.
1/10s +/-2, f20, iso100, 25mm.


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  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 2 years ago

    Oh wow, this must have been an incredible experience mate! What a magical photo, love the light and reflection off that ice.

  • Hi Andrew, thank you very much. It truly is a magical location, you must try and go sometime!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    Awesome, would you consider posting this in the Volcanoes, Earths Geology & Atmosphere group?

  • Thank you very much Ann. I thought I had, I’ll get on it!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture love it Roddy.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Jann Ashworth
    Jann Ashworthover 2 years ago

    SO beautiful Roddy! Wish I could see it! Fave!

  • Thanks so much, it is a stunning place to visit.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work Roddy!!

  • Many thanks Kate!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago


  • Cheers Larry!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Chuck Wickham
    Chuck Wickhamover 2 years ago

    This photo has been featured in MASTERS OF THE SCENIC group. Thanks for submitting such fine work.

  • Thank you so much for the feature Chuck, it is very much appreciated. Sorry for the delayed response.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    December 9,2011 Awesome!

  • Thank you very much Ann, I am honoured. Once again sorry for the delayed response!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    Your welcome and don’t worry about time with me. I know your busy. :)

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

  • Ooops, sorry DeeZ missed this one. I have added image to group now. Thank you very much!

    – Roddy Atkinson

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