I got such a great response from my earlier post of photos taken from a helicopter in Iceland, that I decided to go for round 2 (I certainly have enough left). Enjoy.
- I was so excited, I took about 25 pictures, before we left the ground.
Reykjavik neighborhood featureing the very common white buildings with colored roofs.
I can't get over the color of that water.
Pretty sure that's a normal fault scarp.
This is most likely a piece of a failed rift that has been weathered. The extension looks too old to be active.
Those white dots in the upper left are gigantic hay bales wrapped in plastic.
That water is cold, but oh so inviting.
I just love this photo. I've always felt that nothing ruins a great photo like scale. The geologist is fighting the artist.
Meandering river makes me wish I had a kayak. Next time...
Our pilot, Snurrin, who is absolutely positively and in all other ways, The Man.
Now that's a good camera. Way to stop a helicopter rotar in its tracks.
A great example of disequilibrium in response to base level change. That river never saw it coming and is not happy. Also a great way to spot active rifting. The white dots to the right are HUGE bags of rocks that look like they were helicoptered in. Why? Beats me.
Reverse angle from previous photo.
Reykjavik's famed Church of Hallgrimur under construction with some major league scafolding.
Perlan (The Pearl), one of Reykjavik's most recognizable landmarks. Five large hot water tanks, restaurant, shops, and museum. Very strange.
That’s all for now.