Today I would like to present you the second part of my Iceland series 😃.
Although I have already shown many of my personal highlights in the first part, there are still some pictures that I really want to share with you.
Quite different from the pictures in the first series, these ones were taken on our trip rather spontaneously, casually and mostly on the side of the road. And that's exactly what I find fascinating about this country: only in Iceland and Scandinavia there are so many spontaneous motif opportunities "at the roadside". Quite often you're driving somewhere and think "stop, how cool does that look?" and can actually capture beautiful things pretty quickly.
As a crossover nature photographer, I'm also excited about wildlife photography opportunities. What you get in front of your lens in the Icelandic summer, is truly remarkable, even if that wasn't really the focus on this trip.
One of my highlights were the lupines, which I was able to photograph in very best light fort he first time. Among biologists they are controversially discussed; on the one hand they compact the soils with their roots - that's exactly why the Alaskan lupine was introduced to slow down erosion on Iceland and to prevent sandstorms. This also benefits certain bird species, such as the short-eared owl (around 300 breeding pairs on Iceland), whose distribution increases as the plants grow. On the other hand, local conservationists are critical of the growth, as the lupins unfortunately also displace some Icelandic species.
In the end, I personally find it very beautiful and it is above all very photogenic, because it almost glows even in darker light due to its bright parts and also produces a very nice light fringe when backlit. I show you the lupine pictures in alternation with the other pictures.
Now I wish you a lot of fun with the pictures,
I hope you liked the series 😃🖐