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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lava rocks on the shore of southern Iceland

This was taken along the coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula while hiking on the blasted lava rock shorelines in South Western Iceland during a visit in March, 2016. Black & White was chosen for this shot because the sky and the beach were already basically black and white. The cold, rugged climate is particularly harsh during this time of year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Jonathan Washer