2023 Edition

David Feuerhelm

Baby it’s Cold Out There!, 2019

Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland

Category - Polar Wonders

Student's choice 2023
Baby it’s Cold Out There!, 2019

The Mýrdalsjökull glacier is the fourth largest ice cap in Iceland. It covers an impressive 600 square kilometres and hides the Katla volcano in its depths. It is located in the southern part of the Icelandic highlands. What I like about ice caves is that they are transitory. The caves form naturally when the water melts during the summer, digging long tunnels under thick layers of ice. Because glaciers are always in motion, each ice cave is constantly changing in structure, shape and size. A cave may be accessible, inaccessible or no longer exist. An image you capture one year can never be repeated.

16-35 mm f/4 Lens - 1/800 sec at f/14 ISO 400