February 23, 2016

Early to Rise

Photograph by Hardik Desai, National Geographic Your Shot

“The place has its unique appeal,” Your Shot member Hardik Desai writes of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. “Dawn happens two hours before sunrise, and the sunrise colors usually last almost 90 minutes if there are no clouds.” A day after scouting out the location, Desai drove 30 minutes to arrive at the lagoon in time to capture the sunrise, hoping for exactly this result.

Desai's shot was recently featured in the Reflection story.

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12 comments
Ramon Jimenex
Ramon Jimenex

Amazing photo, Iceland looks like an incredible place, must visit, beyond beautiful, thanks for sharing

Madhavan Kutty Menon
Madhavan Kutty Menon

"Breathtaking" is the word. Fantastic. What a beautiful scenery!!!! God's own creation. 


Chris B.
Chris B.

Gosh...I don't know that a photo can get more beautiful than this. The pink reflection and blue ice look like solidified sky. Amazing.

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