20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow Braids

A yellow braided Icelandic glacial river reaches a beach, and accumulates just before reaching the ocean. Sediments and minerals picked up by the river on its path through volcanic and glacial landscapes give the beautiful creamy yellow colour to the river.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Alex Visbal