Red Craters
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In the foreground, three red craters rising from a black ash/lava landscape, and in the background, a mighty highland river running along in front of moss-covered mountains. This is the Icelandic highlands in its purest form. Especially when a blanket … read more or write a comment …

Rhyolite valleys
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A landscape full of rhyolite valleys and a small river winding through the middle. Isn’t it great what views a drone can capture? I’ve enjoyed this many times in the lonely areas of the Icelandic Highlands. Again and again you … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles, Moss & Rhyolite
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I had been to this geothermal area once before in 2021, but in completely different conditions. At that time it had rained for days and even on that day the clouds were still so low that nothing could be seen … read more or write a comment …

View across the valley Hveradalir into the highlands
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This is a rarely seen sight in Kerlingarfjöll. When you come from the car park, you look in all directions only at the mountains, Snækollur, Langafönn in the south and, for example, Mænir in the north. This view, on the … read more or write a comment …

Kerlingarfjöll with sunspots
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Hiking into the rhyolite mountains of Kerlingarfjöll under cloudy skies and then seeing the cloud cover partially break open makes a photographer’s heart beat faster. That’s what happened to me on the second day in Kerlingarfjöll. It had rained during … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles on one side of the valley
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One side of the valley in Kerlingarfjöll towards the south is characterised by a completely different rock and is visually completely set off from the smooth and rounded rhyolite ridges. There are also some fumaroles there and especially an acoustically … read more or write a comment …

Hiking at Kerlingarfjöll
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The rhyolite landscape at Kerlingarfjöll is a great hiking area and with its valleys full of fumaroles a great spot for landscape photography. On our first afternoon there in the highlands, we drove from the campsite further up into the … read more or write a comment …

Lesser Whitethroat
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Like the chaffinch before it, a day later I heard a bird call in the whitethorn tree on the other side of the bend, which was still unknown to me. At first I didn’t notice the bird at all, but … read more or write a comment …

Chaffinch in a hawthorn tree
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Between the rape fields in Angeln are the farm roads lined with bends. There I had already discovered the flowering hawthorn in the undergrowth and brought it along as a picture. Many of the bushes in the bends are the … read more or write a comment …

Cerastium arvense
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This pretty, but at the same time inconspicuous flowering perennial can be found in the early summer months at the edges of the hedgerows in Angeln. Everywhere the verge of the farm tracks bloomed in white, only late did other … read more or write a comment …

Dead tree from inside
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On one of our hikes around Buchholz we had planned to walk around the Brunsberg. We also passed through the so-called Höllenschlucht (»Hell Gorge«), which was, somewhat exaggeratedly named, an approximately 20-deep dry valley from the Ice Age. At the … read more or write a comment …

Little Water Frog
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The Little Water Frog is the Lurch of the Year 2023 and this one loves in our nature garden pond behind the house. According to information from Nabu, this frog is an »inhabitant of quiet forest ponds«. Even more a … read more or write a comment …

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