The glacial ice caves of Iceland are a dramatic natural phenomenon. The caves are carved by flowing water in the warm months. In the winter, when the underground rivers freeze up, experienced guides determine which caves are safe to explore. The one pictured here has an impressive, vaulted ceiling with an undulating surface of gray and translucent ice. Photographing such a scene is a challenge because of the extremes of darkness and light, and because of the large scale of the space. For this reason I chose to blend several exposures to make this image and share my experience with you. I am passionate about travel photography, but also enjoy many other photographic genres. Please visit my website to see additional photos of Iceland and more.
Ice Cave of the Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland