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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hraunfossar

Over a width of nearly a mile innumerable streams arrive in the river Hvítá. After the eruption of a volcano lava field Hallmundarhraun arose. This field is water-permeable, but underneath it's waterproof hard surface.

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Date Taken: 06.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Iceland
Copyright: © Iris Waanders