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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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.
Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony on a sea stack, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, May 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Northern lights and the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, March 2011
Erlend Haarberg / Steam vents at night with northern lights, Hverir, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011
Erlend Haarberg / Red Knots (Calidris canutus) on migration rest on coastal rocks as waves wash across the coastline. The Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland, May. Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2011, runner...
Orsolya Haarberg / Glacial ice floating in the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Iceland, September 2010
Erlend Haarberg / Abstract patterns of mud by the river Jokulsa a Fjollum, Iceland, August 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Hot spring in Hveravellir, Iceland.
Erlend Haarberg / Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in flight over beach, Iceland, May
Erlend Haarberg / Blahver hot spring, Hveravellir, Iceland, May 2010
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...
Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Rhyolite / Rhiolite mountains, Landmannalaugar, Iceland, June 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / O. Haar / Arctic fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) in a wild flower meadow, dark summer phase, Hornstrandir, Iceland, July 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) streching, Langanes peninsula, Iceland, July 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Steam vents at night, Hverirt, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011
Erlend Haarberg / Flowering Lupins (Lupinus sp) in front of the Svinafellsjokull glacier, Skaftafell National park, Iceland, June 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Autumn in the birch forest at Hraunfossar. Iceland.
Erlend Haarberg / Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull with ash and lava exploding into the air at night, Iceland, May 2010
Erlend Haarberg / Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) feeding with ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the distance, Iceland, May 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Boiling mud, Hverir, Iceland, June 2010
Erlend Haarberg / Moss campion (Silene acaulis) flowering by the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon formed by ice from Vatnajokul ice cap, Iceland, June 2008
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...
Erlend Haarberg / Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in thick winter fur jumping a river in spring, Hornstrandir, West Fjords, Iceland, April
Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view of river meandering in grey sand in the Landeyjarsandur, Iceland, September 2010.
Wild Wonders of Europe / O Haarberg / Boiling mudpool, Hverir, Námafjall, Iceland, June 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Grasses moving in wind in front of acidic steam and solidified lava surface at Leirhnjukur, Iceland 2008