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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Basalt Canyon

For a long time this beautiful basalt canyon in eastern Iceland was hidden underwater until the hydroelectric plant was built and the water flow in the glacier river Jökulsá á Dal, a.k.a. Jökla, was remarkably reduced.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Iceland
Copyright: © Timo Heinz