15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Geothermal Energy - Blue Lagoon

he geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities. This Blue Lagoon is based upon an amazing gift of nature driven by a respect from the natural environment and 100% powered by clean geothermal energy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Bachir Badaoui