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Icelandic Photographer Charms Brits with Ice Caves

“It all started with an eruption,” said hobby photographer and mechanical engineer Skarphéðinn Þráinsson, whose photographs of ice caves have been published in the British media lately, followed by his series of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.


Mail Online on January 6.

“The eruption series traveled widely,” Skarphéðinn told They caught the attention of an agency in the UK and Skarphéðinn continued to send them his photographs, which have been published in The Daily Mail and The Sun, among other national newspapers.

Skarphéðinn, whose day job is at the engineering firm Verkís, said he enjoys taking trips to the country to shoot photos of nature.

His ice cave photos were taken in the Kverkfjöll mountain range and near the Vatnajökull sub-glaciers Svínafellsjökull and Breiðamerkurjökull.

He uses a Canon EOS 5D camera and takes the photos in ten to 20 seconds which enable the camera to soak up the light and create a “breathtaking” effect; the photos are hardly processed at all afterwards.

Click here to see coverage of Skarphéðinn’s photos in The Daily Mail and here to visit his website.


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