The beautiful death of a glacial lagoon.
These 2 gigantic cracks in the face of Iceland’s landscape were formed in 2010 as a result of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption. The first fault burst open as a direct result of the immense pressure that had built up below the Earth’s crust leading up to the eruption. As the volcano unleashes its forces, the second crack blew open and with it, untold amounts of water were discharged as a result of a massive glacier burst;
large parts of the Gígjökull glacier that sat atop the mountain were liquefied or utterly vaporised by the immense heat, causing powerful floods that tore down the wall of the glacial lagoon, leaving behind a new landscape - changed forever. #wintersnight2017