© 2020 Malcolm Thornton
Captured a young couple (standing on the point center left) enjoying a beautiful sunset at Jökulsárlón. Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park, situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. It has developed into a large deep lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. At at over 248 meters (814 ft) deep, Jokulsarlon is now the deepest lake in Iceland.
Blasting water to heights of around 20 metres (60 feet) every five to ten minutes, the Strokkur Geyser (in the namesake area of Geysir) is one of the three major attractions on the world-famous Golden Circle route. Through the nineteenth century, the Strokkur Geyser erupted frequently and with magnificent force, reaching up to 60 meters (196 feet) high. A huge earthquake at the turn of the twentieth century blocked the water channels, and the geyser was dormant until humans intervened in 1963 to remove the blockage.
Perched high on its massive nest of tree branches stands this intimidating Osprey. With its 1.6 Meter (5 foot, 3 Inch) wingspan, this spectacular fish-eating hawk is able to dive into the water from a height of up to 40 Metres (130 feet). With sharp spines on the soles of their feet that enable them to grasp their prey, the Osprey sits at the top of the aquatic food chain.