Glacial Crystals by PatrickMarsonOng

One of those sweet-sweet morning in Jökulsárlón’s Ice Beach, Iceland. These ice crystals are formed when huge chunks of glaciers are washed out from the lagoon and bombarded by the roaring sea. During low tides, these glacial ice sit calmly along the shore where one can appreciate their complexities. Truly a sight to behold. It’s the one place that you must not miss when visiting Iceland.

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Cold hats by andreireinol

Who said we didn’t have winter?
There was one morning that certainly looked like winter!
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Reconciliation by davidrichterphoto

For too long the winter has been holding out this year to make a strong comeback this past weekend with temperatures deep into the arctic range. On the crest of the Ore Mountains, the sun was able to burn off the heavy fog for short periods of time. Fortunately, I found myself in a birch forest dotted with small beech trees and the occasional spruce and fir, all covered in a thick layer of rime ice.

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Beauty Through Order by MarselvanOosten

Wishing you all a happy 2015. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions 😉

And if this morning is any indication for the rest of the year, I’d say: bring it on! I got an email from Nature’s Best telling me that my image ‘Red Crowned Cranes’ won a Highly Honored in the Birds (those who know me will appreciate the irony) category of the competition. It was shot last year on our White & Wild Japan photo tour. Only 110 images were selected from over 20,000 entries, so I’m honored to be part of the happy few again.
The winning images will be displayed in the annual exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. opening in Fall 2015.

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Beauty Through Order by MarselvanOosten

Wishing you all a happy 2015. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions 😉

And if this morning is any indication for the rest of the year, I’d say: bring it on! I got an email from Nature’s Best telling me that my image ‘Red Crowned Cranes’ won a Highly Honored in the Birds (those who know me will appreciate the irony) category of the competition. It was shot last year on our White & Wild Japan photo tour. Only 110 images were selected from over 20,000 entries, so I’m honored to be part of the happy few again.
The winning images will be displayed in the annual exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. opening in Fall 2015.

– – –

If you’re interested in joining us on our White & Wild Japan tour to photograph snow monkeys, Japanese cranes, Steller’s sea eagles and whooper swans, please check out our website for more information:

Squiver Photo Tours & Workshops

The 2015 trip is already fully booked, but there are still some spaces available on the 2016 trips.

Marsel

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©2015 Marsel van Oosten, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.

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12. Fact: Quick change in weather conditions by CludesTomato

Hi Guys! Here is my last fact why travelling in winter times to iceland will simply blow your mind. I would like to close my Iceland winter series with my personal favourite shot. I actually plan going back to Iceland in Mai 2015, so lets see what facts I will find for sping time 🙂

10. Quick change in weather conditions – in my opinion the best photography conditions are after rain, snowfalls, blizzards and storms. I promise you that you will find these conditions in iceland. Especially during winter times conditions are changing very fast. Never stay in the in the hotel waiting for better weather conditions (of course, if there are no bad weather warnings!!!) , the weather will change rapidly so get you gear out if you want to catch dramatic skies or turn your shot into something unique.

You can find all my other facts here:
1. Fact: WINDSTORMS
2. Fact: ICY WATERFALLS
3. Fact: AURORA BOREALIS
4. Fact: ICE CAVES
5. Fact: LIGHT CONDITIONS
6. Fact: LESS CROWDED
7. Fact: LOWER PRICES
8. Fact: NOT AS COLD AS YOU MIGHT THINK
9. Fact: STILL CAN SWIM OUTSIDE IN WINTER
10. Fact: DIFFERENT LOOK
11. Fact: ICELANDIC HORSES
12. Fact: QUICK CHANGE IN WEATHER CONDITIONS

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