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Around Iceland in 80 hours with RAX

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Around Iceland in 80 hours with RAX

A NASA satellite image of Iceland from April 12, 2015.

Photo: NASA/Institute of Earth Sciences/Facebook.

The photographer Ragnar Axelsson, often known as RAX, gave himself just 80 hours to travel as much of Iceland as he could in early April, taking pictures all the way.

The results are quite spectacular, as can be expected from the internationally acclaimed photographer. A slideshow of photos from his trip can be viewed here (the video is a sponsored infomercial for a camera company, but of general interest nevertheless).

RAX is a photographer for Morgunblaðið and mbl.is, as well as working freelance and on other projects. His trip around Iceland this April, to photograph nature and society, had a definite theme: the weather.

“According to the weather forecast a blizzard was underway and would even cause serious problems on mountain roads,” RAX said online. “But in April it gets brighter every evening very quickly, so the interplay of light and darkness alongside this dramatic weather interested me. I drove around the island in 80 hours and met some people on the way, but because of the storm they were few and far between,” he says—pointing out that there were, however, lots of animals around, including horses waiting for the storm to calm down.

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