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Iceland is a land of contrasts - a realm of dark and light, hot and cold, shades of grey and vibrant colours, where barren landscapes juxtapose verdant ones, and cacophonous sound is set against hushed silence. Photographers Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg have captured these contrasts and the results are showcased in their book Iceland in All its Splendour, published by FORLAGID.

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Sunlit ridges against volcanic scree beneath a low cloud. Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, April 2010. Highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition, Wild Places category. - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Sunlit ridges against volcanic scree beneath a low cloud. Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, April 2010. Highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition, Wild Places category.
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony on a sea stack, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, May 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony on a sea stack, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, May 2008
Northern lights and the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, March 2011 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Northern lights and the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, March 2011
Steam vents at night with northern lights, Hverir, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Steam vents at night with northern lights, Hverir, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011
Red Knots (Calidris canutus) on migration rest on coastal rocks as waves wash across the coastline. The Snfellsnes peninsula, Iceland, May. Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2011,  runner... - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Red Knots (Calidris canutus) on migration rest on coastal rocks as waves wash across the coastline. The Snfellsnes peninsula, Iceland, May. Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2011, runner...
Glacial ice floating in the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Iceland, September 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Glacial ice floating in the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Iceland, September 2010
Abstract patterns of mud by the river Jokulsa a Fjollum, Iceland, August 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Abstract patterns of mud by the river Jokulsa a Fjollum, Iceland, August 2010
Hot spring in Hveravellir, Iceland. - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Hot spring in Hveravellir, Iceland.
Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in flight over beach, Iceland, May - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in flight over beach, Iceland, May
Blahver hot spring, Hveravellir, Iceland, May 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Blahver hot spring, Hveravellir, Iceland, May 2010
Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon... - Erlend Haarberg,Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon...
Rhyolite / Rhiolite mountains, Landmannalaugar, Iceland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Rhyolite / Rhiolite mountains, Landmannalaugar, Iceland, June 2008
Arctic fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) in a wild flower meadow, dark summer phase, Hornstrandir, Iceland, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O. Haar
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O. Haar / Arctic fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) in a wild flower meadow, dark summer phase, Hornstrandir, Iceland, July 2008
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) streching, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) streching, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, July 2008
Steam vents at night, Hverirt, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Steam vents at night, Hverirt, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011
Flowering Lupins (Lupinus sp) in front of the Svinafellsjokull glacier, Skaftafell National park, Iceland, June 2008 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Flowering Lupins (Lupinus sp) in front of the Svinafellsjokull glacier, Skaftafell National park, Iceland, June 2008
Autumn in the birch forest at Hraunfossar. Iceland. - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Autumn in the birch forest at Hraunfossar. Iceland.
Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull with ash and lava exploding into the air at night, Iceland, May 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull with ash and lava exploding into the air at night, Iceland, May 2010
Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) feeding with ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the distance, Iceland, May 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) feeding with ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the distance, Iceland, May 2010
Boiling bubbling mud,  Hverir, Iceland. - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Boiling bubbling mud, Hverir, Iceland.
Boiling mud, Hverir, Iceland, June 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Boiling mud, Hverir, Iceland, June 2010
Moss campion (Silene acaulis) flowering by the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon formed by ice from Vatnajokul ice cap, Iceland, June 2008 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Moss campion (Silene acaulis) flowering by the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon formed by ice from Vatnajokul ice cap, Iceland, June 2008
Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) below a black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla). The optical phenomenon, caused by a backscattering of light, is called a glory. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Ice... - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) below a black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla). The optical phenomenon, caused by a backscattering of light, is called a glory. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Ice...
Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in thick winter fur jumping a river in spring, Hornstrandir, West Fjords, Iceland, April - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in thick winter fur jumping a river in spring, Hornstrandir, West Fjords, Iceland, April
Aerial view of river meandering in grey sand in the Landeyjarsandur, Iceland, September 2010. - Erlend Haarberg,Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view of river meandering in grey sand in the Landeyjarsandur, Iceland, September 2010.
Boiling mudpool, Hverir, Nmafjall, Iceland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Boiling mudpool, Hverir, Nmafjall, Iceland, June 2008
Acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008
Grasses moving in wind in front of acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Grasses moving in wind in front of acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008
Colourful rhyolite mountain landscape, Landmannalaugar, Sveinsgil, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Colourful rhyolite mountain landscape, Landmannalaugar, Sveinsgil, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010
Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull with lightning in the ash plume, Iceland, April 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull with lightning in the ash plume, Iceland, April 2010
Steam vent, Rhyolite / Rhiolite mountains, Landmannalaugar, Iceland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg
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Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Steam vent, Rhyolite / Rhiolite mountains, Landmannalaugar, Iceland, June 2008
Rhyolite mountains at sunset, from the top of Haalda, Landmannalaugar, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, September 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Rhyolite mountains at sunset, from the top of Haalda, Landmannalaugar, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, September 2010
View over the hot spring area from the top of Hrafntinnusker towards Haskerdingur, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / View over the hot spring area from the top of Hrafntinnusker towards Haskerdingur, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010
Aldeyjarfoss waterfall at sunset, Iceland, September 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Aldeyjarfoss waterfall at sunset, Iceland, September 2010
Coastal landscape in storm, Reynisdrangar, Vik, Iceland, April 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Coastal landscape in storm, Reynisdrangar, Vik, Iceland, April 2010
Male Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) with a female and others standing in row, Iceland, March - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Male Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) with a female and others standing in row, Iceland, March
Male Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) on grass covered mound, Iceland, July - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Male Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) on grass covered mound, Iceland, July
Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) swimming in wave, Iceland, August - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) swimming in wave, Iceland, August
Razorbill (Alca torda) male and female mating, Langanes Peninsula, Iceland, May - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Razorbill (Alca torda) male and female mating, Langanes Peninsula, Iceland, May
Lightning in the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland, April 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Lightning in the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland, April 2010
Basalt columns, Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland, June 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Basalt columns, Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland, June 2010
Ljotipollur crater lake, Fjallabakka Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Ljotipollur crater lake, Fjallabakka Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010
Patterns and sunlight on the slope of the Reykjafjoll mountain, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010 - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Patterns and sunlight on the slope of the Reykjafjoll mountain, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, August 2010
Greylag gese (Anser anser) standing on rock, Thingvellir, Iceland, May - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Greylag gese (Anser anser) standing on rock, Thingvellir, Iceland, May
Long tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) landing on water, Myvatn, Iceland, June - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Long tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) landing on water, Myvatn, Iceland, June
Snow-covered rocks in lava field with lone coloured pebble. Bahraun Nature Reserve, Snfellsnes peninsula. Iceland. - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Snow-covered rocks in lava field with lone coloured pebble. Bahraun Nature Reserve, Snfellsnes peninsula. Iceland.
Hagafjell in sunlight with stormy clouds, Thorsmork, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland. August 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Hagafjell in sunlight with stormy clouds, Thorsmork, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland. August 2010
Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, April 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, April 2010
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