2012 NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY. Landscape – WINNER
Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Dropping from a 200-foot-high cliff to a deep pool below, this unusual waterfall of the Seljalandsá River has a unique indentation in the rock face that allows visitors to hike behind the picturesque falls. To take a panoramic capture of the Seljalandsfoss from this spot, photographer must be prepared for the intense mist and huge dynamic range, and nowadays also for the big number of fellow photographers, competing for this spot.
In 2009, when this photo was taken, there were not many photos on the internet taken from this spot. In fact, I think this photo inspired many others to do panoramic shot from this location.
Getting in touch with the natural wonders of Iceland used to be very exhilarating and enlightening experience to me. I still travel to Iceland every year, but now I'm lookig for less wisited locations.
— Mike Reyfman
This exhibition was made possible through the support of The Smithsonian Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best Photography Fund MR. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith and family in honor of Windland Smith Rice Charles and Beverly Veatch, Nature’s Best Photography Japan, Brook Morrow, Linda Grisham, The Drogin and Lee Families, in Honor of Steve Drogin, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, The Neel Foundation, Howard Ruby, Anonymous Donors The Official Printing & Paper Partner Epson America, Inc.