Stunning photographs of Vatnajökull
A country under the ice
The Vatnajökull glacier covers 8% of Iceland’s surface. Stretching out more than 100 kilometres in every direction, the ice cap is, on average 400 metres thick and 900 metres deep at its highest point. Lying below the surface is a chain of active volcanoes, whose most recent eruption was in 2011.
Glaciers more photogenic than politicians
Vatnajökull has not been Michael Buck’s most difficult assignment. He himself confesses that the biggest challenge he has faced was when he had 30 seconds to get a shot of the UK Prime Minister in full sunlight in the Downing Street gardens.