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17 Photos That Will Give You Iceland Envy

Well done, Earth.

1. Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev took these unbelievable aerial shots in Iceland.

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2. The rivers flow down volcanoes and black volcanic sand.

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3. And break up into a complex system of capillary streams.

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4. To get a sense of the river’s grandiosity, try to find the tire tracks.

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5. In this one, you can see an extremely tiny gathering of gulls on the left.

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6. There’s also a flock around the bottom left of this image.

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7. Yes, this brook is yellow.

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8. YELLOW.

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9. Feeling insignificant yet?

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10. How about now?

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11. Birds there have it made.

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12. Iceland is a little smaller than Kentucky or Cuba.

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13. The striking landscapes were formed by volcanic eruptions and carved by glaciers.

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14. Glaciers still cover 10% of Iceland and can sometimes be black from volcanic ash.

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15. There are 35 active volcanoes on or around the island.

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16. Which create the opportunity for these gorgeous images.

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17. You can reel your jaw back up now.

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For more of his work, visit Andre Ermolaev’s site.

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