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This is a grab shot while standing in the rain waiting for the weather to improve. Camera & lens are weatherproof but I had to continually wipe the UV filter. There are over 200 photos from Jökulsárlón on TE so why post another? Hopefully this is a little different.


Jökulsárlón ( literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. In summer, icebergs melt and roll down the channel into the sea. In winter the lake freezes and locks the icebergs in place.
Seals gather in large numbers at the mouth of the lake to catch fish during the winter. In summer, seals can be seen swimming in the lagoon or lying on icebergs. The tides carry shoals of herring or capelan into the lagoon and the birds feast on them.

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