Jökulsárlón, Iceland is one of the largest glacial lakes in Iceland appearing first in the mid 1930's and doubling in size between 1975 and today because of heavy melting of Vatnajökull glacier that feeds it. The lumps of ice in this image would have flowed into the sea that is joined to the lake by a short river, and then been washed onto the black volcanic sand at low tide. The photograph is taken as the sun sets behind me and lights up the ice in the foreground and the snow capped mountain in the distance

Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Jökulsárlón, Iceland is one of the largest glacial lakes in Iceland appearing first in the mid 1930's and doubling in size between 1975 and today because of heavy melting of Vatnajökull glacier that feeds it. The lumps of ice in this image would have flowed into the sea that is joined to the lake by a short river, and then been washed onto the black volcanic sand at low tide. The photograph is taken as the sun sets behind me and lights up the ice in the foreground and the snow capped mountain in the distance