Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boiling mud

Lake Kleifarvatn rises and falls in connection with geological activity in the area. Earthquakes are frequent and sometimes they open up fissures that drain away some of the water. In the summer of 2011 the lake surface fell low enough to expose some bubbling mud pools in the lake bed. They were fascinating but difficult to photograph because of the steam. I did get a few good "freeze" shots of boiling mud/clay getting flung into the air:

The temperature must be fierce to cause this amount of bubbling:

I didn't notice it when I shot it, but when I uploaded the images from my camera to the computer and started looking at them, this hair-raising character appeared on the screen:


Jono said...

I check you Reading in Reykjavik blog occasionally to see what is happening in your world of books (you are a voracious reader!), but never checked this site. That was silly of me. You are an awesome photographer! I am a duffer, but I enjoy it and keep trying. Just wanted to let you know.

Bibliophile said...

Thank you :-)

Orchidhead said...

That is incredible. Reminds me a little of La Brea Tar Pits.

Tommy Dykes said...

I really like the boiling mud images! I hoping for a winter Iceland visit this coming Jan. Down along the south coast. Tommy.