I love remembering this sunset - where we watched the colors change as we walked from the glacier lagoon to diamond beach. We watched the glaciers get smaller and smaller as they break apart, head to the ocean & get tossed around by the waves. It was quite serene & this shot reminds me of that! 💎🌊
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
A glacier lagoon filled with icebergs found Southeast of Iceland. The lagoon is called Jökulsárlón, or 'Glacier's-River-Lagoon'. The lagoon is formed naturally from melted glacial water and is perpetually growing while big blocks of ice crumble from the ever-shrinking glacier; as Jökulsárlón increases in size, the retreating glacier visibly demonstrates the effects of global warming. The lagoon will look different each time you pay them a visit.
The icebergs that break away from the glacier and fall into the lagoon, slowly melt and drift out to sea, where they are polished by the North Atlantic waves before being washed ashore on the jet-black beach called Breiðamerkursandur for Icelanders or Diamond Black Beach for the tourists.
Seals can be seen swimming in the lagoon and by the coastline, or relaxing on top of a floating iceberg. There are a number seals enjoying the waters while I was there. However, a photo has not been captured for the phones limited zooming capacity. The lagoon is also teeming with birdlife, especially during summer, when you are likely to see the arctic tern and a number of other species.
A great number of films have been shot in Iceland, and Jökulsárlón's icy landscapes have attracted many filmmakers. The James Bond films Die Another Day and A View to a Kill, and Tomb Raider were filmed at the icy lagoon, but Batman Begins and Interstellar were shot nearby at Svínafellsjökull glacier, inside Vatnajökull national park.
A number of commercials and music videos have also been shot at Jökulsárlón, such as Bon Iver's Holocene and Justin Bieber's I'll Show You.