Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed

Feo Pitcairn Fine Art
June 30, 2015
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Feo Pitcairn Fine Art

Location: Central southern highlands of the Torfajökull volcanic system.


The vivid colors found in the rugged highlands of the Torfajökull volcanic system come from geothermal activity, silica-rich volcanic rocks and alpine vegetation. The brilliant blue-green color is a striking example of rock transformed by geothermal activity. This image is one of 41 photographs taken by Feodor Pitcairn on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition, “Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed.”