Monday, April 12, 2010

My World Tuesday

Today I want to show you some photos I took in Iceland a few years ago. Actually I risked my life to take them. We went on a tour to a glacier and our guide was amazed how fast it was melting. According to him this was all covered in ice only a few years before!


Only three months before we were there the ice reached the ground. Now a cave of ice had been formed.


Can you imagine there was an entrance under the glacier we could walk into. Our guide said it was dangerous to go in and it was at our own risk. He would not go in.
Well some of us did. It was exciting but I did not have the feeling the glacier would collapse at that moment. I knew what I was doing but I wanted to experience this. I would never get the chance to take photos from under a glacier again. It was fascinating and thrilling. The further we went the darker it was. At some spots the ice was really thin and we could see some beautiful blue light shining through. It was fantastic realizing there was such a mass of ice above us. And I muss confess I was also happy to leave the glacier safely. I let the pictures speak for themselves.






19 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
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Sylvia K said...

Incredible shots! Scary, but beautiful! Things are definitely changing with global warming! Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a great week!

Sylvia

ρομπερτ said...

What an impressive journey you do provide tonight. Felt indeed as if taken it with you - great photography !
Please have you all a nice Tuesday.

p.s.: upon your comment, spending a few days home, in Norderstedt, Germany made it a "world" still able to "tear me apart", half there, half in Athens, from where the following pictures will again be. A joy it would be to see you soon again.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jossie: You are an adventurer. The shots are just beautiful.

Carver said...

The glaciers are amazing. That must have been an incredible experience seeing them and glad you made it safely.

Indrani said...

Rare shots!
Chilling and thrilling! I salute your adventurous spirit!

Rajesh said...

Fabulous shots. Many would not have dared to go in there. I am glad you are safe.

♥Willa♥ said...

wow! it is so beautiful!!! it looks like a frozen ocean wave, so you can take pix of them. amazing!!!

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Wolynski said...

Ooh, rather you than me - I would've never gone in, but the photos are spectacular.

Riet said...

Wat een geweldige foto's. Ik geloof niet dat ik met je mee zou zijn gegaan. Fijne dag nog.

Mirage said...

Wow, all for the love of photography! The glaciers are impressive! The dark one is my favorite...

Guðrún said...

The pictures are beautiful. I would never have dared to go under the ice!

Greenearth said...

What beautiful images. How brave you are.

Eden said...

Great shots. Thanks for sharing photos of your adventure in Iceland.

Kcalpesh said...

Very impressive considering you took so much of a risk to click these photos!

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Johnny Nutcase said...

great pictures of what must have been a great trip! one of my old professors is trying to get us to go to Iceland with him..wish we could!
I've gone into a couple ice caves before, but yeah, i was a little nervous about it! Glaciers are so impressive, it's a shame they are all disappearing :(

Jan K. said...

Wat een geweldige serie van die gletsjer.
Vooral die wonderlijk blauwe kleuren zijn prachtig.

Wren said...

Incredibly beautiful, and most of us will never have the chance to see this in person.

Were you anywhere near the location of the volcano that's erupting now?

Max-e said...

Amazing shots. I love the colour of the ice