Thoughts on Travel, Photography and Life from Ian Lloyd

Glaciers in Iceland

The huge Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland covers 8% of the country's total land area and is visited by photographers throughout the year hoping to catch its serene beauty. It’s an amazing site to see a lagoon filled with icebergs as well as a black volcanic sand beach sprinkled with clear ice that was formed thousands of years ago.

Unfortunately glaciers are melting and disappearing almost everywhere on the planet and Iceland is no exception. This will almost certainly cause dangerous sea level rises in the future as photographer James Balog's brilliant 2012 documentary Chasing Ice shows. The sad truth is that global warming is causing all this and we must act soon to prevent a global disaster.

by Ian Lloyd