Photographer's Note

Vatnajokull is Europe's largest glacier, by volume of ice at least, and covers a huge area of Iceland, 8,100 km². Literally translated, Vatnajokull means 'Water-glacier'. Much of it is an ice cap averaging 400m deep and 1000m at its deepest. It also contains Iceland's highest peak - Hvannadalshnúkur (2,109m). This peak can be seen, apparently, from the Faroe Islands, making it the longest line of sight in the world at 550km.

This photo, taken on a mostly 'bad' day (again) shows one of the many glacial arms of the ice mass, as seen from the ring road not far from Skaftafell. I was able to find almost the exact location of my photo on Google - you can see the 'street level' view if you CLICK HERE. I was standing by the side of the Þjóðvegur, or Ring Road.

Exposure Time: 1/640
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 160mm

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Additional Photos by Andrew McRae (macondo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3013 W: 101 N: 5242] (20417)
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