September 13, 2012

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe

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

The first beams of a June day spotlight a ridge of rusty volcanic rhyolite at Landmannalaugar, a hikers' favorite. The Haarbergs hiked up to an overlook after midnight; at dawn, around 3 a.m., the clouds gave them a tiny break. "Five minutes and it was over," says Orsolya.

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

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