20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Dragon's Back

The Highlands Saga - Chapter I And in the summer, the snows melted and the passes to the highlands were open. Earl Thor took the two foreigners to the land where no one lived, because they wanted to see dragons. After many days they arrived at Langisjór, the long lake, where the dragon Jǫrmungandr lived. For many miles they walked and walked, up and down on the edge of the lake, and as the midnight sun turned to blue, they looked back. Whereat the two foreigners said to Thor “Show us this beast”, and Thor said “Be quiet; for you are standing upon its tail”.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Highlands, Iceland
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Daniel Burton