Two-Years Ago (04-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 6: Skaftafell National Park.

Sunburst Through a Rock Cairn Silhouette Overlooking a Glacier in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec).

Sunburst Through a Rock Cairn Silhouette Overlooking a Glacier in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Sunburst Through a Rock Cairn Silhouette Overlooking a Glacier in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec).  (David J. Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

7 thoughts on “Two-Years Ago (04-August-2013) — Iceland”

  1. 🙂 What an artist trolls!
    actually this is a question for me what are these? I saw those statue in many different documentary (photos or movies) about north and also in a time lapse movie about Himalaya, by the way thank you I'll find the answer one day in north 🙂

  2. +Azadeh Mozafari I thought you were on your way to Antarctica? Most of the time the rock carins I see are 3-4 rocks in a pile to mark a trail. Every now and then I have seen more artistic versions like this one – and in the northern countries they are probably built by trolls, elves, gnomes, dwarves, fairies, or other little people. At the beginning of this trail, there was a memorial to a couple of hikers that started on this trail into the glacier and never returned, and were never found. So who knows?

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