Photo Blog: Ice, Ice, Baby - Hangin' on some cliffs and craters

This summer, I’ll be doing research on the ecosystems of Northeast Iceland through a grant from the National Science Foundation. After spending the first few weeks setting up our experiments, the research team and I were able to explore some of the country.

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Goðafoss

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Bird cliffs on the northern coast.

Super zoomed-in puffin.

Super zoomed-in puffin.

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Looking over the bird cliffs on the northern coast

Picked up some French hitchikers on the way back.

Picked up some French hitchikers on the way back.

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The family who owns the research station cooked us a traditional Icelandic meal that included lava bread (buried in the ground and baked by geothermal heat) topped with smoked trout.

Hverfjell crater.

Hverfjell crater.

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Hverfjell crater.

Hverfjell crater.

Arctic tern. These birds migrate farther than any other, and travel from pole to pole every year.

Arctic tern. These birds migrate farther than any other, and travel from pole to pole every year.

Midges & Myvatn

Midges & Myvatn

Climbing down into the fissure.

Climbing down into the fissure.

Who needs temperatures above 60 when you have natural hot tubs at the bottom of fissures?

Who needs temperatures above 60 degrees when you have natural hot tubs at the bottom of fissures?

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Photos by Alex Krowiak/Gavel Media

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