Iceland’s moss fields are not quite so famous – or so awe-inspiring – as it’s lava fields or volcanoes. But they are quite remarkable. The moss is the first thing that grows in the soil that forms from eroding lava rock. Even though it looks invitingly springy to walk on, it can take years for the moss to regrow from a single footprint. Iceland’s moss is like the new downy hair on a baby’s head – and you wouldn’t step on that, would you?
Here’s another iconic shot of Reynisfjara that hundreds of others have done before, and better. But I like how the color photo looks black and white. And I like that I was there to take it myself.
Spotting puffins in Iceland is a bucket list item for most visitors. I saw these at Reynisfjara, and had to zoom the camera quite a lot to really see them. I was so excited, until I got home and found out we have puffins in Washington state, too.