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Breiðamerkurjökull is one of the southern outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull in South-East Iceland. In the 1930s it created a small proglacial lake in the depression left by the retreating ice. This, then a small lagoon, called Jökulsárlón, is now a huge water basin full of floating icebergs which break off the glacier; it is joined to the sea by a short river Jökulsa. I visited this glacier in various weather conditions, a grey day, a sunny day and a very, very windy day. The subtle colours of the ice are very responsive to the light and it was interesting to see the same place changing the saturation and hue depending on the angle and strength of the light.

Black rocks at the foot of the glacier.

Black rocks at the foot of the glacier.

Smooth part of the glacier

Smooth part of the glacier

Moulins.

Moulins.

Moulins.

Moulins.

Small crevasse.

Small crevasse.

Another small crevasse.

Another small crevasse.

The glacier's toe meets stony ground.

The glacier's toe meets stony ground.

The ragged part of the glacier.

The ragged part of the glacier.

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón

The big terminus of Breiðamerkurjökull.

The big terminus of Breiðamerkurjökull.

Cormorant

Cormorant

Teeth.

Teeth.

Windy day at Breiðamerkurjökull.

Windy day at Breiðamerkurjökull.

View of another tongue of Vatnajökull.

View of another tongue of Vatnajökull.

Icebergs floating on Jökulsárlón (1)

Icebergs floating on Jökulsárlón (1)