Gorgeous Aerial Shots of Iceland’s Volcanic Rivers

Time and time again, we’re reminded of nature’s beauty. It’s hard to believe, but these photos of real landscapes, not abstract paintings. They are actually aerial shots of streams, alive with motion and color, finding their way down the ashen sides of volcanoes in Iceland.

The stunning images were captured by photographer Andre Ermolaev, who reminisces over the lovely charm of the Icelandic landscape: “Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers. But what has become a real discovery for me is the bird's eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand.  It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean.

“A little bit upstream there is a yellow-colored brook flowing into the river, but yellow currents fail to mix with the main water flow.  One can estimate the scale judging by the car tracks that are clearly seen on the black sand. This is just a river, just a volcano, just our planet.”







Andre Ermolaev website
Andre Ermolaev on 500px
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December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

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Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

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