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One more from lake Kleifarvatn :-)

(Wich is seen in the previous two pictures).
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula (where Reykjavik also is). It is also one of the deepest lakes in Iceland (at almost a 100 metres) and very cold!

-After a large earthquake in 2000, about 20% of the lake disapperared!!
Large fissures had apparently opened up beneath the lake, and it was now draining away into those fissures!

National Geographic article:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/10/1001_lostlake.html

"If you put your ear to the ground, you can hear the lake draining," said geologist Amy Clifton of the Nordic Volcanological Institute in Reykjavik, Iceland. "It sounds like water going down the sink."
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(The lake slowly filled up again though, and (from ca. 2007) again reached its former normal water level).
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Jun 27 2009 05:55 GMT sini
Great light reflection!:)
Jun 27 2009 07:53 GMT charlotte
great shot
Jun 27 2009 09:15 GMT cdc PRO
great composition
Jun 27 2009 13:41 GMT linnywv PRO
I bet you had a bumpy ride! Very cool shot and thanks for the info!
Jun 28 2009 08:10 GMT yvon
fantastic lights on the road
Jun 28 2009 14:47 GMT irajsalarvand
lovely portrait........................
Jun 29 2009 09:43 GMT ujbanyiv
Excellent Photo.
Jul 05 2009 15:46 GMT LittleOurkie PRO
That kind of road is where that Jeep comes in handy..

Very interesting about the lake...
Aug 28 2009 14:51 GMT LizSA
great effect....

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