Because everyone liked the 14mm at the waterfall... I give you the wrecked plane with the 14mm.
Side note jetlag is real! We went to bed around midnight Iceland time with plans to get up at 6... We woke up at 1... We are pushing hard to make up for last time. Good thing the sun doesn't set and we can stay out as late as we want!
An ash and dust storm kicks up in southern Iceland, in a farmer's field that was formerly covered by the glacial ice of of the Vatnajokull glacier. The recession of the ice has created areas of intense erosion. #iceland#ashstorm⠀
Welcome to the #humanarctic, a glimpse at how humans have reshaped the landscape of the North. Just decades ago it was seen by Europeans as the last unexplored wilderness. Today the Arctic is ground zero for climate change and coveted by superpowers for its natural resources. The Arctic’s primary inhabitants remain indigenous peoples, who are both role models for indigenous communities globally and dealing with issues globalization has wrought. #arctic ⠀
Under a soft evening light, two arctic terns (Sterna arctica) squabble in the air with balletic and poetic grace.
It was quite a while that I had not taken any pictures of bird actions in flight but the opportunity came up last week as I found a colony of these magnificent and emblematic birds somewhere in the Reykjanes peninsula, Southern Iceland. This photo was taken from the side of a road and it required a bit of patience to freeze this interaction between these two adults. As these birds nest on the ground, it is important not to try to approach them closely, not only because the parents would not fail to attack any intruder, but especially because it would be the most inconsistent thing for anyone who would pretend to love and protect nature.
Especially when you know that the Arctic Tern is famous for the world's longest migration of the animal kingdom; it travels back and forth from its breeding range in the Arctic to southern Africa, Australia or Antarctica each year. Each trip takes about four months. Every year, this species roams a total of 38,000 km, which allows them to undergo two summer seasons a year and more light than any other creature on the planet. During his life, an arctic tern will travel about 800,000 km, a distance equivalent to a round trip to the moon! Quite impressive for a ball of feathers of about 100 grams...
Nikon D4 and afs vr 300mm 2,8 - F/3,2 - 1/5000sec - 250 iso - +1,3 EV