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  1. This is the second part of a selection of water-themed images from recent travels. (Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size image.)


    <h3>Nebraska</h3>
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    A representation of Paleozoic life at the Museum of the University of Nebraska (Morrill Hall), Lincoln


    <h3>New York City</h3>
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    Baby walrus, New York Aquarium

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    Anemones fighting, New York Aquarium; they were really going at it too

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    View from Brooklyn Bridge towards midtown a little after sunset


    <h3>Iceland</h3>
    <i>Note: I haven't included all the accents on Icelandic place names, as many of these will not show up correctly unless the right character set is being used.</i>

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    Gullfoss - one of Iceland's most spectacular waterfalls; this is the lower part, where it almost looks as if the water is cascading into a crack in the Earth's surface

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    Gullfoss, with both parts of the waterfall visible

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    Strokkur; this geyser is very near the original "Geysir", from which geysers in general take their name. Geysir no longer functions, but Strokkur is a very reliable performer, projecting a short blast of water high into the air every few minutes. Each eruption only lasts a few seconds, so cameras need to be at the ready, and the auto-power-off feature can be a pain too... An eruption starts with a large air bubble appearing above the surface. In this picture, the bubble has just started to burst.

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    Strokkur; this is less than a second later, with the eruption almost at its peak.

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    KeriĆ° - a volcanic crater. Thought *not* to be an explosion crater, but formed by the collapse of a large scoria crater following the emptying of the magma chamber beneath it. If you want more details, I did take a picture of the notice board describing all this! Apparently there was once a big music event staged on a small man-made island placed in the middle of the lake, with, inevitably, Bjork among those taking part. However, the acoustics turned out to be so terrible that nothing coherent could be heard, and the experiment was not repeated.

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    Sea at the end of the Snaefellsnes peninsula

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    Skogafoss waterfall; sadly, this was the wrong time of day to get a rainbow in the same shot as the waterfall itself.

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    Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon; this lagoon was created by a glacial moraine cutting off this area from the nearby ocean, with the result that it fills up with little icebergs from Vatnajokull (seen in the background here), the third largest icecap in the Northern hemisphere (after Greenland's inland ice and Austfonna/Vegafonna on Svalbard).

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    The beach at Vik, on Iceland's south coast

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    Seljalandsfoss waterfall; this and the next three pictures were taken about 9pm, and the sun was in the perfect place. This is one of those waterfalls you can walk behind, if you don't mind getting drenched if the wind changes at the wrong moment. (The sensible people would walk in from the right-hand side, and exit the same way - but that's a wimp-out. The real shower area was on the left approach...)

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    Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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    Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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    Seljalandsfoss waterfall


    <h3>Canada/Greenland</h3>
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    Rideau Canal, Ottawa (a UNESCO World Heritage site)

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    Central Ottawa, including the parliament, viewed from the Museum of Civilizations

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    An icebreaker clears a path through Frobisher Bay

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    Guillemots rest of a piece of sea ice, Davis Strait

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    Multiple reflections of a fulmar in the icy waters of Davis Strait

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    Kayaking near Sisimiut

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    In the town of Sisimiut, the second largest in Greenland with a population a little over 6000

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    Humpback whale, near Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage site)

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    Part of an iceberg breaking up, near Uummannaq

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    A pod of harp seals in the midnight light, near Uummannaq

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    Waterfall on "bird cliffs", Prince Leopold Island

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    Water sprays up through a piece of sea ice, near Prince Leopold Island

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    Arctic Bay, Baffin Island

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    2. Patrick

      Patrick

      Anemone enemies?

      Impressive pics. I dont get the chance to travel that much.

    3. Grazza

      Grazza

      Patrick Pineda said:

      Anemone enemies?

      Very droll. Almost makes you wish they'd used an enema.

      Patrick Pineda said:

      I don't get the chance to travel that much.

      I'm now half way through a spell of thirteen weeks at home, and it's driving me nuts.

    4. rf`

      rf`

      You are turning this into a doom map right?

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