Flying over Iceland was one of most photogenic experiences I have ever had.
Aerial shot of the barren world of Iceland taken while flying to Denmark on Icelandair in mid-May.
Black sand and barren gold. Apparently there was a volcano on the right but I was sitting on the left and didn’t see it.Written on the land; some places reminded me of the ancient rune stones left by the vikings in these northern lands.A month later we flew back over Iceland again and the route was different. This is a small part of the largest glacier in Iceland. Mountain ridges.An electric turquoise river. In a month the land had turned from gold and barren to green along the edges. Fields of moss? The dark lines are irrigation canals but I can’t think of what they might be growing here.I couldn’t figure out what this was, some sort of purple. We landed to refuel and I saw they were fields of lupins in bloom.Last shot as we left Iceland and the clouds rolled in. From here on it only cleared a few times to reveal these frozen wastes. The trouble with commercial flights is they don’t usually bother with the tour guiding so I have no idea what we were flying over! More of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: From Above.