Lava and water – that is what Iceland is made of. And when you put those two things together something quite incredible happens!
Hraunfossar, roughly translated as lava falls, was formed when a volcano erupted under a glacier creating a porous lava field through which the cold subterranean water gushes, seeps and cascades into a pristine river.
I visited in October when the autumn colours were at their best creating a majestic backdrop for the falls and the turquoise river beneath them.
I made all of these images with my Sony A6000 and the 55-210mm lens to isolate smaller portions of the falls.
These photos don’t show the scale of the place. You have to image them all side by side, going on for what seems like forever. If I were to name it, I would call it “Million Falls”.
I was so enamored by the details and patterns made by the various falls in the scene that I didn’t take a single photo that encompassed everything. We were too rushed for time and I was in love with the close-ups of different parts of the falls.
This was one of my favourite stops on the entire trip and unfortunately we only had 45 minutes to photograph here!
Next time, I will spend an entire day or more photographing this incredible location. I loved Iceland so much I know there will be a next time 🙂