Magical, breathtaking and other-worldly are just a few ways to describe these stunningly beautiful images captured by photographer Andre Ermolaev.
Shot from high above, they’re the various rivers & creeks which flow through the barren lands of Iceland’s volcanoes – hard to believe that a place so cold even HAS volcanoes but there’s 25+ volcanic systems currently bubbling away out there.
One of the more memorable volcanoes in recently history was the gigantic eruption of the Grímsvötn volcano – it caused havoc with flights & airlines around the world for days, along with launching an eye-watering 120,000,000 tons of ash into the air.
When Andre reflects on his work, he has this quite elegant summary of his time in Iceland itself.
Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers. But what has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean. [...] A little bit upstream there is a yellow-colored brook flowing into the river, but yellow currents fail to mix with the main water flow. One can estimate the scale judging by the car tracks that are clearly seen on the black sand. This is just a river, just a volcano, just our planet.
This is just a small sample of work however, you can experience much more via his official 500px page.