The volcanic activity on Iceland has created some stunning landscapes straight out of a fairy tale. The Laki lava field is a perfect example.
The last eruption in 1783 left a vast swath of globular lava formations. Over 200 years later, moss has covered the rock, creating a soft otherworldly terrain.
The lava field stretches as far as the eye can see in every direction.
It's a quiet place, the only sound being the wind.
The mossy stones look like comfy pillows...
200-year old moss close up:
By contrast, a geometric formation is revealed not far away at Reynisfjara beach.
Basalt columns jut out of a black pebble beach...
...and fan out to form a cave.
The columns then take a dramatic turn, swirling inward like a stone kaleidoscope.
I've never seen anything quite like this.
More to come...