Card large - Ice sculptures
I took this image at the black sand beach close to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland. You have to be wary when taking this type of image because the waves can overpower you and drag you back into the sea. A photographer in our group was knocked over by the strength of the wave and the bump from an ice piece! He was able to hold his camera out of the salty water and with help of others, got back on his feet. I learned that the small waves could be treacherous due to the under current. Something else to take into account was the fact that these “ice sculptures” moved around with each wave. You needed to know your way out of the situation before you got bowled over by these ice blocks! Therefore, it was very important to look behind you between incoming waves so you knew which way to go in a split second. Pulling your tripod with camera out of the sand before the wave got the best of you was harder than it looked. This made for an exhilarating experience, one I soon won't forget!