Richard Bernabe's Photos Capture Icy Structures in Iceland

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 6, 2014
References: offset & featureshoot
The country of Iceland has that name for a reason, and South Carolina-based photographer Richard Bernabe's snaps show just why. Bernabe traveled to the shores of Iceland's mystic black sand beach to capture stunningly ethereal photos of pyramid-shaped fragments of ice. These gorgeous ice sculptures look like diamonds, glowing and sparkling against the dark sand of the black sand beach.

Richard Bernabe's photos were captured in the Jokulsarlon lake, which was formed from melted glacier ice. The ice fragments originated from icebergs, which themselves were formed after being separated from glaciers.

Bernabe's snaps blur the boundaries between the elements, integrating ice, sand, water, clouds and sky into a dreamy landscape that looks otherworldly, as if it was captured on another planet.