April 30, 2012

Godafoss, Iceland

Photograph by Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

A glacial torrent pours over a 40-foot-high ledge at Gođafoss, "waterfall of the gods." After the Icelandic assembly adopted Christianity in 1000, its leader threw his pagan idols into the falls. The mossy island, notes geographer Guđrún Gísladóttir, "is protected from sheep."

See more pictures from the May 2012 feature story, "Iceland’s Resilient Beauty."

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