2012 NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Landscapes – WINNER
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, photographers must be prepared for the intense mist, immense dynamic range, and nowadays also for the big number of fellow photographers, competing for the right spot.
I took this photo in the summer of 2009. The location at the time wasn’t much-hyped, and I was there alone. Then the Internet did the job, and many photographers added this location to their bucket list.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
By Mike Reyfman, USA
Iceland with its ever-changing weather and endless creative opportunities is one of my favorite destinations and I travel there almost yearly. I vent back to Seljalandsfoss’s several times and on some occasions took photos that I like better than “the famous” 2009 image.
Nature’s Best Photography Awards Exhibition Opening Ceremony
June 7, 2013, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
The Category Winners and a selection of the Highly Honored photos from the competition were showcased as large-format prints with accompanying HD video in the Awards Exhibitions.