Colours of Iceland – White

In April, everywhere you look you can see white – rushing waterfalls, breaking waves, snow capped mountains, ice-floes, steam above the sulphur lagoons and clouds.

Snow and Water, one solid and one hissing with power
Snow and Water, one solid and one hissing with power.
The back spray flies way out to the side as the water hits the flat ground below, making a dense white mist.
The back spray flies way out to the side as the water hits the flat ground below, making a dense white mist.
Birds love this fast flowing waterfall, they can't resist flying past again and again.
Birds love this fast flowing waterfall, they can’t resist flying past again and again.
The end of the glacier where the melt water sits and freezes and melts over and over. Cracks appear and close, fallen rock become trapped on the ever-changing surface.
The end of the glacier where the melt water sits and freezes and melts over and over. Cracks appear and close, fallen rock become trapped on the ever-changing surface.

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Glassy white coverlet over the first few new green shoots of spring.
Glassy white coverlet over the first few new green shoots of spring.
Another glacier where the melt water lagoon allows ice-floes to break up and float slowly down to the sea.
Another glacier where the melt water lagoon allows ice-floes to break up and float slowly down to the sea.
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A large block of a snow-based float, we managed to stand it vertically just long enough to take a photograph.
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Snow floes breaking up and moving ever downward towards the sea.
These are compressed ice-floes, glassy and clear not like the snow floes which are granular and melt fairly rapidly.
These are compressed ice-floes, glassy and clear not like the snow floes which are granular and melt fairly rapidly.
Black pebble beaches and white surf
Black pebble beaches and white surf

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