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Jölkusárlón Ice Beach is one of the special locations in Iceland, and was on my "must" see, must photograph list when I traveled to Iceland in June of 2017. Located along the Southeast coast, the Jölkusárlón Ice Lagoon drains off of the main glacier and flows through a narrow channel into the ocean. Ice calving off of glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park enters the lagoon, and slowly over time, moves through the calm waters of the lagoon and then into the small channel that leads out to the ocean. Ocean waves batter and polish the ice before depositing the chunks up onto the black sand beach located on the opposite side of the lagoon. Large chunks of ice in various hues of blue-green, and destined for the ocean, drift ever so slowly in the icy lagoon. This scene is so surreal and calm with only imperceptible movements in the ice broken periodically by the sounds of a large block shifting in the water.
TECHNICAL: Sony a7RII and a Contax Zeiss 35-70mm f2.8 MMJ CY at 70mm. Image exposed at ISO 100 at f11 for 2 seconds.