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Kite photography in Iceland

Another picture taken from a kite in the south of Iceland. Picture taken in a hot geothermal area near Krisuvik. The place is known as Gunnuhver. A geyser used to be at the place of the crater The old geyser of Gunnuhver . A geothermal power station next to the site did probably lower the aquifer and the geyser does not exist anymore. The geyser was destroyed by the installation of nearby geothermal power plants. At the plants, geothermal drilling reduced the available heat and lowered the local water table to the point that geyser activity could no longer be sustained.

A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by a vapor phase (steam). The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon.

You can see Roland (my nephew) on the deck, that will give you the scale.

Iceland is a land of wind and aerial pictures are feasible using a kite. I gave it a try in 2010. This is a way to enjoy views that you will never get from the land.

Kite Aerial Photography is a creative way to get unusual angles from low altitudes, giving the images a unique view.

Picture published in DETAY M., DETAY A.-M. — Islande - splendeurs et colères d’une île. Belin Ed. 208 p. (2010). ISBN 978-2-7011-5762-7

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