Aliena Nidum

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This drone photograph presents a captivating view of a colorful hot spring nestled within the mesmerizing textures and hues of Hveravellir, a geothermal area in the heart of Iceland. Even without the veil of steam, the scene remains enchanting, embodying the distinctive charm of this unique geothermal landscape. Captured from an aerial perspective, the image unveils the intricate details of the terrain encircling the hot spring, where vibrant colors and patterns radiate in every direction.

Many of these striking colors arise from thermophilic bacteria that flourish in the extreme conditions of the geothermal area. These microorganisms lend a surreal array of colors to the scene, enhancing its otherworldly ambiance. The hot spring itself is a standout feature, its brilliant hues forming a stark contrast against the muted surrounding terrain. The name ‘Aliena Nidum’ (Alien Nest) fittingly encapsulates the alien beauty and wonder the image inspires, suggestive of a realm beyond our own. It stands as a testament to the enthralling geological and biological processes at play in this remarkable setting.

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Image size

1244 x 770 mm

Frame type

Classic, Modern

Frame color

Anthracite, Black, Brown, Gray, Light brown, Natural, White