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Story Behind the Print, Falling Glacier

Iceland Glacier Print
Iceland Glacier Print

Christopher Tung, born and raised in Melbourne, is a landscape and travel photographer. Chris’ love of travel and adventure has taken him to many inspiring places for his photography, from the great modern cities to some of the most amazing national parks and hiking trails. However, it is in the outdoors, where he draws his deepest influences. Carrying a camera with him on every adventure, he is able to capture the magnificent wonder and rugged beauty of nature.
From the photographer:
This photo was taken on a glacier hike adventure in Southern Iceland of Fjallsárlón glacier (Falling glacier). This photo captures the icefall, where hundred-year-old compressed ice flows down the steep glacier bed into the glacier lagoon.
As we ventured further into the lagoon, through the fog, I could distinguish the shadow and shape of the icefall looming above. This icefall was the outlet and the final destination of the biggest ice cap in Iceland.
As we approached the glacier, the fog suddenly lifted and there was a moment of sun and light. The fog pulled back like a curtain from a stage, to reveal the towering icefall. This photo captures that exact moment – the majestic icefall with it’s incredible layers and textures of carbon and ice, shrouded by the last sheets of fog.

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