20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial

An Icelandic Braided River in the highlands. A ton of research led up to this moment (google earth, talking to experts, etc). Photo taken from a small Cessna plane. Had a photographic flight and route set up but cancelled again and again due to weather conditions. It wasn't looking right. Last day, strong winds started to calm down and flight was confirmed on last chance of the last day possible. Light was perfect. Everything fell back into place. The photo taken from the open window of a small Cessna plane flying over Icelandic Highlands. Head out of a window flying over Iceland is incredibly cold and windy, my eyes were freezing as my contact lenses flew off my eyes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Alex Visbal