The entrance to the underworld - Tectonic fissure, Thingvellir, Iceland

  

Tingvellir is a natural wonder on a international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of Lake Tingvallavatn forming a unique entity, a magnificent showcase. Being able to witness the evolution and formation of new species in a place like Lake Tingvallavatn is of immense value. The Tingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures of the area make evident the rifting of the earth's crust. Tingvellir is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Freshwater Ecoregion of the World : #401 Iceland - Jan Mayen
Major Habitat Type: polar freshwaters

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Tectonic fissure, Iceland

Underwater photographs


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Landscape photographs


X85-013 Thingvallavatn

X85-011 Thingvallavatn

X85-012Nesjavellir

X85-009 Thingvellir

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X85-027 Thingvellir

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X85-007 Oxara, Thingvellir

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Some other photographs of volcanic and tectonic phenomena in Iceland

X85-099 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-098 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-096 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-097 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-092 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-088 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-093 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-094 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-095 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-090 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-091 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-089 Leirgerdur Hot Springs

X85-059 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-056 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-060 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-053 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-057 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-055 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-054 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-058 Hot springs, Deildartunguhver

X85-033 Strokkur at Haukadalur

X85-032 Strokkur at Haukadalur

X85-040 Strokkur at Haukadalur

X85-034 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-039 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-036 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-038 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-037 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-035 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-031 Hot springs at Haukadalur

X85-066 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-067 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-064 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-062 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-065 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-063 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-061 Hraunfossar, Hvitá river

X85-077 Skógafoss

X85-076 Skógafoss

X85-075 Skógafoss

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X85-050 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-049 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-048 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-046 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-045 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-043 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-047 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-044 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-042 Gullfoss, river Hvitá

X85-041 Gullfoss, river Hvitá
All Photographs Copyright 2013© Michel Roggo