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 there, Andrew spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he was introduced to rock climbing. Taking up this adventure activity with a passion, he began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his skills in Nepal and India where he has led numerous treks. While documenting his experiences there on slide film, Andrew began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library, which provided the impetus for him to concentrate more keenly on using the creative side of his brain.

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