I took these aerial photographs while flying from Reykjavik to Brussels earlier this summer. The quality isn’t perfect as I was shooting from a commercial airline but I am pretty sure we were over the Iceland’s Skaftafell preserve area of wilderness and glaciers. The preserve area is actually part of the Vatnajökull National Park, which was only founded in 2008 and is actually Europe’s largest. A massive 12% of Iceland itself.
I make the journey across the Atlantic fairly often, but seeing these glaciers and wilderness was a first. I’d love to get out there with a drone and GoPro to experience the spectacular landscapes from view of a bird in flight. One day. For now I’ll have to live with these mega-bird’s eye views.
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