Icelandic Puffin Calendar 2018
Iceland From Above – Land in Creation
This book displays the landscapes of Iceland in one of the most breathtaking and meaningful ways, from the air. As the book emerges, the Bárðarbunga eruption is underway with vigorous activity in the Holuhraun area, enabling stunning aerial pictures to be included to show us the living earth at work. The aerial perspective allows us to see clearly the extent and grandeur of volcanic features, as well as glaciers and rivers and the spectacular landscapes they have eroded. The reader thus experiences a deeper understanding of Iceland’s dynamic nature. Everything is intensified and relationships clarified. Catastrophic volcanic events and associated floods of recent years such as in the volcanoes of Vatnajökull and Eyjafjallajökull are depicted with breathataking photography.
The author, Björn Rúriksson, is well qualified for this work. Not only is he a writer, photographer and naturalist of distinction, but an experienced pilot who knows his country and its natural history intimately, both from the air and on the ground. In this, his latest book, he has produced a work which is both highly informative and beatiful.
There is a Party in the Sky …
Welcome to the playground of light. It can be magical place. The northern sky is a magnificent canvas for colors and luminescence, light and darkness. Science tells us that northern lights appear due to charged particles from the Sun, mainly electrons and protons interacting with Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, causing optical emissions. This natural phenomenon has fascinated us through the ages and its intensity and diversity will surely continue to amaze. Just look up, the sky might be dancing…
We have always been fascinated with the magical displays of the northern sky. Our ancestors saw the northern lights as souls of the dead, torches of spirits or even harbingers of war. This book presents a visual feast from Iceland’s firmament – a diverse and enchanting sky, shot from all over the country.
The Wild Creatures of Icelandic Nature
Discover the inhabitants in Iceland’s nature, you may feel a powerful sense of peace and vastness, but the land surrounding you is full of interesting, amazing tough creatures. Look and Listen. “Nothing in Nature is further from being supernatural than a miracle. Nothing is more supernatural than Natural itself.”