A thrill-seeking travel photographer and explorer has captured some mesmerising pictures of Iceland’s vibrant underground caves. Matej Kriz travelled to the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s second largest nationwide park, which extremely makes up 14% of Iceland’s land mass.
Unsurprisingly, the area boasts some completely otherworldly glacial landscapes, together with volcanoes, hovering ice-capped mountains, and – as you may see from Matej’s photos – magical ice caves.
Though lots of Vatnajökull’s underground chambers are secure to discover, guests ought to solely enterprise in beneath the supervision of an skilled, skilled information. Since glaciers are continuously shifting, the caves fashioned beneath them aren’t everlasting. “Some of them are quite easily accessible when you know the area”, says Matej. “But at the same time, the ceiling can crack due to an earthquake – or for no reason at all!” Matej really ventured into a really precarious cave for this sequence. “These photos were taken in Flaajokull glacier tongue in Vatnajökull”, he explains. “The cave actually doesn’t exist anymore; it was accessible for just a few days before it collapsed.”
As you may see from these photos although, Vatnajökull is a photographer’s dream. “Capturing photos of ice caves is a magnificent experience”, says Matej. “You have an unlimited source of opportunities to play with light, colours and shapes.” When it involves the challenges round ice cave pictures, Matej says it actually simply comes right down to the common challenges dealing with any photographer in quest of the proper shot. “It’s an opportunity to capture a scene in that exact moment”, he displays. “Everything is changing every second; no-one will be able to see it anymore if you don’t capture it on camera.”
Intrigued? You can discover extra data on the park’s web site, whereas firms like Mountain Guides provide quite a lot of guided excursions and hikes via this difficult however stunning terrain. Check out Matej’s Facebook web page for extra nice imagery.