Iceland Circumnavigation with Worldwide Quest -
In Jokulsarlon Glacier
Lagoon, in this amphibious
craft we cruised among icebergs that
have calved off Breidamerkurjokull Glacier. 27 June 2016.
Our guide hold up a
piece of ancient glacier ice, and broke it up so we could each try
After our sail we
visited the nearby beach where iceberg bits are stranded.
An Arctic Tern colony
is between the main highway and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
photo or link to see the Arctic Tern Colony at Jokulsarlon 27
Baby Arctic Terns were all over the road
at Jokulsarlon and in Skalanes. Unlike Jokulsarlon where there is
constant traffic, Skalanes has very little traffic. 26 June 2016.
captured an adult Arctic Tern at the colony at Jokulsarlon Glacier
Click photo or link to see
Great Skua consuming adult Arctic Tern. 27 June 2016
Barnacle Geese nest
near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. They used to be passage migrants
from Greenland to Scotland and Ireland but in 1998 began breeding in
was my first time seeing Barnacle Geese in Iceland. 27 June 2016.
photo or link for video of Barnacle Geese at Jokulsarlon on 27 June
Common Murres, both
regular form and "bridled" form together on same ledges. These
cliffs form alcoves where the birds nest. 27 June 2016.
Zodiac cruising around
Heimaey on Westman Islands on 28 June 2016
Orvar Mar Kristinsson, Expedition Leader, sings in a cave in Heimaey, Westman Islands
houses near Heimaey on Westman Islands on 28 June 2016
Our tour guide explains how Greenland got its name
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