A photo of the night sky taken through the entrance to a glacier in Engadin, Switzerland. To get a photo that lit the man and the night sky correctly, the photographer combined two panoramas taken with different exposures.
sometimes 80s japanese countdown shows would have idols performing live on location in strange places, just because. for example, here’s Chisato Moritaka performing 17才 in a cave for absolutely no reason.
Staffa and Fingal’s cave, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Photos taken last week, when we had the chance to spend a few hours on the island.
Staffa is an entirely volcanic island, probably best known for its
unique geological features such as the many caves and the unique shape
of the basalt columns which are also found in the Giant’s Causeway and
Rathlin island in Northern Ireland and, closer by, on the island of Ulva.
It consists of a basement of tuff, underneath colonnades of a black
fine-grained Tertiary basalt, overlying which is a third layer of
basaltic lava lacking a crystalline structure. By contrast, slow cooling
of the second layer of basalt resulted in an extraordinary pattern of
predominantly hexagonal columns which form the faces and walls of the
photos from a glacial cave under the breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which is an outlet glacier to the larger vatnajökull glacier at the northern end of jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southern iceland.
as air bubbles, which would otherwise interfere with the passage of light, become compressed from the pressure above, the denser ice which forms the cave is better able absorb yellow and red light, giving it this vibrant blue colour.
volcanic ash, however, does become trapped in the ice, streaking certain areas of the cave with black. the glacier sits atop a volcano, whose geothermal heat carved out the cave.