Untamed Views / 23 April, 2010
Reynisfjara shore | A natural black sand and pebble beach
Reynisfjara is a beach of black volcanic sand situated at the most south-easterly point of Iceland, between Vík and the rocky formation of Dyrhólaey, and in the opinion of many, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. To obtain this image required 17 minutes of exposure using the moon as a light source with an exterior temperature of -12º centigrade. The two stacks soar 66 meters above the sea and according to legend the rocky needles of Reynisdrangar were formed when two trolls tried to drag a three masted ship onto the rocks. However, when day broke the rays of the sun caused them all to be turned to stone.