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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Icelandic glacier with volcanic ash

A two hour hike through the mountains leads you to one of the largest and expansive glaciers in Southern Iceland that meets a small body of water where icebergs float as they break off during the summer months. The black soot coverings are volcanic ash from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: SCH-I545
Copyright: © Meghal Patel