PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: THE BEAUTY OF ICELAND!

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Photos of the week, has been in the running for a while now. One of the most beautiful countries in the world, gets it’s debut today as PHOTOS OF THE WEEK! I hope you enjoy learning about this wonderful, scenic country.
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Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.

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black and white birds on green grass
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The Capitol of Iceland is Reykjavik, a beautiful town.

Over 10 percent of Iceland’s territory is covered by glaciers, which includes Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Due to its volcanic origin, the country’s nature features gushing geysers, natural hot springs, as well as lava fields spreading as far as the eye can see. The volcanic activity of Iceland made international headlines in recent years with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 and the Grimsvötn eruption in 2011. Iceland’s numerous rivers and waterfalls are harnessed to provide cheap and environment-friendly hydroelectric energy.

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person in yellow jacket standing on green grass field near mountain
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ice formation in body of water
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brown reindeer
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Over 10 percent of Iceland’s territory is covered by glaciers, which includes Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Due to its volcanic origin, the country’s nature features gushing geysers, natural hot springs, as well as lava fields spreading as far as the eye can see. The volcanic activity of Iceland made international headlines in recent years with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 and the Grimsvötn eruption in 2011. Iceland’s numerous rivers and waterfalls are harnessed to provide cheap and environment-friendly hydroelectric energy.

Iceland has a population of 320,000, of which two thirds live in the capital Reykjavík and its metropolitan area. The official language is Icelandic, which is related to other Scandinavian languages such as Danish and Swedish, but English is widely spoken and understood. Iceland’s population is young, with close to 40% under the age of 18. Iceland also boasts one of the highest fertility rates in Europe, ensuring the country a steady population growth through the years.

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Photo by Stefan Roks on Unsplash ——- Strokkur, Iceland
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Today, Iceland ranks amongst the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world, as well as one of the cleanest, with more than three quarters of its energy consumption derived from hydroelectric & geothermal sources. Iceland is also home to a flourishing art scene and a vibrant cultural life, as testified by Iceland’s countless museums and art galleries, and by the recent opening of the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík – the largest building of its kind in Northern Europe.

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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