Mývatn, Iceland

Jul 22, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


Under heavy grey skies, we left Akureyri this morning for a geological bus tour of the Lake Mývatn area. Iceland’s unique position, straddling the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, means we had a wonderful opportunity in this part of the country to explore areas of geothermal activity and view a landscape shaped by volcanism. In fact, there are so many amazing places of interest that, as a photographer, it’s difficult to capture all that I want to shoot at each location. 

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Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school, he spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he also began rock climbing. Taking up this new activity with a passion, Andrew began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his medical skills in Nepal and India where he has since led numerous treks. Documenting his experiences with a camera led Andrew into the world of professional photography and he began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library. So began a ‘side-line career’ using the creative side of his brain.

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