Photographer's Note

Between Dettifoss and Selfoss on the East side of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Picture taken 'in the river' on the upper part of the falls upstream of Dettifoss. When the flow is higher the river bring black sand. The combine action of water and wind creates theses ripple marks.

Sellfoss is visible on the upper left part of the picture.

Of course you have to be quick not to stay in the riverbank too long as the water flow can change without notice (especially is this global warming episode). The water comes from the Vatnajokull, which is the third bigger ice cap on Earth.

The north east part of the country is a grate place to visit. Some of Iceland’s most precious pearls of nature are found there. On the web site ( a part of the area is described which reaches from Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the northest point of the country on Melrakkaslétta.

Picture in RAW format (NEF as using a Nikon), adapted in sRVB for TE.

Please enjoy.

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Viewed: 2015
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Additional Photos by Michel Detay (mdetay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 487 W: 1 N: 1045] (4929)
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