October 17, 2012

Hverfjall Crater, Iceland

Photograph by Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

When Hverfjall erupted 2,500 years ago, no one saw it—no one lived in Iceland. On a March evening photographer Orsolya Haarberg watched alone as a north wind scoured Mývatn lake's thin ice, sweeping snow into a drift that looked like a path to the crater.

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


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CS Liao
CS Liao

Great shot with good composition.

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