20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Seal and Ice

A single seal swims among icebergs in Jökulsárlón lagoon´s still blue water, Iceland. Icebergs from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier (part of the larger Vatnajökull Glacier) float around the lagoon and accumulate before heading out to the ocean through a narrow waterway. Photo taken with a drone using zoom under granted permit by the Vatnajökull National Park, at a safe distance enough to avoid harassing or disturbing the wildlife.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: FC4170
Copyright: © Alex Visbal