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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lavafields

For ever inch of moss covering the lava fields in Iceland, one hundred years have passed. Cooled lava from a volcano restarts the ecosystem and creates the softest cushion of vegetation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Eldhraun, Iceland
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Copyright: © Lou Langer