March 18, 2016

An Icy Peek

Photograph by Fran Llano, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used these icicles on the frame just trying to get something different from this famous spot,” he says. The 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain, shown here partially illuminated by the northern lights, is located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland.

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18 comments
Melissa A.
Melissa A.

Wow! I can almost feel the cold just looking at this photo.

Hh H.
Hh H.

 Great shot

harish N.
harish N.

not a matured comment..but wondered why the ice things at right end were not clear..i mean to say something like macro effect would made them look more impressive..#justhought #nooffence

Fran Llano
Fran Llano

@harish N. Hi Harish! The picture was taken with a 14mm using a f value of 2.8. The icecicles were really close to me and was impossible to create the "macro" effect that you've said. Anyway, I tried to focus the attention over the mount kirkjufell. Thank you for your comment ;) 


Luz Enid Acevedo
Luz Enid Acevedo

Impressive pic! There are no words for such a beautiful captured mmoment...

Sudipta De
Sudipta De

The colours of the sky and the angle of the shot has created the magical effect. Great shot!

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

Fran, this image is stunning. Magical shapes framing a breath of the northern lights and gems sparkling in the sky and ice. Balanced yet infinite.

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