Image: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson
Spectacular colors above and below
In Landmannalaugar, the cold Arctic wind that whips around is almost as arresting as the unusual hues of the landscape. Vivid skies are reflected in icy lakes, and ancient volcanoes slope down in shades of soft pinks, rusty reds and ashen grays. Meanwhile, below, radioactive-looking plains of fluorescent green moss are bordered by jet-black obsidian. Nature has not been stingy with her color palette here.