Midnight on Diamond Beach


On Iceland's south coast, icebergs fill the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, only to wash up on the shore of Diamond Beach, creating a stark contrast with the volcanic black sand. It is an eery and deeply moving place. It is almost midnight and the sun never quite sets. There is a sense that something is profoundly changing with our climate as the tectonic booms of ice larger than tall buildings slide off the glacier and into the lagoon. The glaciers are in retreat.  The booms reverberate off the mountains. A cool breeze blows. Tomorrow will bring a new storm. I pull my jacket tight and make my way into the near darkness. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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