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Fjaðrárgljúfur is an astounding canyon in southern Iceland (see map view of location), one of the most spectacular sights in a land full of them. The Fjadar River flows through it to the sea, with vertical cliffs of moss-covered rock towering 100 metres above the quite shallow water. The canyon is 2km long and can be viewed, as shown in this photo, from look-out points, or from the stream itself, where no paths have been made, but where the water is shallow enough to allow one to walk a reasonable distance in wading gear. Other photos can be taken from the river, beyond the point where the cliffs end and the stream finishes its journey to the sea. The canyon was formed over the aeons by the erosive action of glacial melt-water.

Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO: 320
Focal Length: 24 mm

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