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Dusk at Kirkujefell, Iceland

Kirkujefell, Iceland, as night takes over, and the first stars sparkle. It was snowing and windy, and cloudy, just a few minutes before this was taken. We waited. Weather can change so quickly in Iceland. We had a good half hour of clear sky, and th…

Dancing light: Northern Iceland

Somewhere south of the northern-most city in Iceland, Myvarten lake takes visitors past small farms, rock formations and the famous Dimmu Borgir. The Dimmu Borgir are unusually shaped ancient lava fields that remind people of the ruins of an ancient…

The northern lights

Getting this shot was torture. Wind made it so cold we could not feel our fingers after three timed exposures. Karim stopped for me at this spot that he saw driving, and I went to test out what I've learned over the past 4 days, him showing me the r…

Dancing northern lights

We stand on the side of the road in darkness, the Icelandic wind whirring in my hat and hood. It is dark, and before the guys saw aurora but now it is gone. There are some green hues behind the clouds that rolled in. We wait. Some moments later, som…

The loneliest tree

SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA — The road to Bandial stretches out north from the village of Brin some 20 kilometers, past a few villages where people pass on bikes or motos and sell mangoes by the side of the road. When you round the "bend" and go…

A reminder

Reynisfjara Beach outside of Vik on the southern coast of Iceland, even in March, will get the best of you. The sun will shine and the wind will freeze the cold coming from the sea onto you and blow you down the sand. It's still amazing and you'll s…