On a stormy afternoon near Vik in south Iceland, Black Beach, a black sky, and black water were all delineated from each other by sharply contrasting light and white surf creating a natural geometric landscape display.
Arctic Terns nest on the ground and ferociously protect their eggs and chicks when danger approaches. At times, I was literally attacked by hundreds of terns and had to retreat as they dived and screeched their displeasure at my presence. The Terns return from the shore with fish and eel for their young but as they approach their colony, other Terns try to steal their prey. They are beautiful birds; the cloudy skies white background enhance the elegant nature of the species.
An arctic fox returning to her den with an avian carcass, north shore of Hornvik Bay in northwest Iceland. During the summer, coastal Icelandic Arctic Fox subsist on ground nesting birds, avian carrion, crabs, mussels and a variety of invertebrates.