deejayforte But those other worlds, promising untold opportunities beckon. Silently, they orbit the sun... waiting.

Inside Skaftafellsjökull, 12:38am.
Midnight Sun | Blue Hour.

Fun fact: If the ice broke below my feet, I'd either fall to my death or fall into a 10-20 foot hole filled with water; still resulting in my possible death.

#Skaftafellsjökull #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland #Skaftafell
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deejayforte From mid-May to mid-August the Sun "sets" for only a few hours per day, and it is effectively light for the whole 24-hour period. This phenomenon is known as the "midnight sun" and it creates a sort of lingering twilight or "blue hour" in the nighttime hours.

Seen here: I begin my ascent on Skaftafellsjökull. Looking back, I see Penn taking a portrait of Ana.

#Skaftafellsjökull #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland #Skaftafell
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deejayforte Skaftafellsjökull, 1130pm.

Glacier Skaftafellsjökull is a spur of the Vatnajökull ice cap (the biggest continental glacier in Europe) and is apart of Skaftafell National Park.

#Skaftafellsjökull #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland #Skaftafell
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deejayforte #Pursuitofportraits || I've been waiting two weeks to write this post.

Penndleton ("Penn") is a Brooklyn born portrait photographer currently residing in Portland, Maine. Wielding a Mamiya RZ67 single-lens reflex medium format film camera as his primary camera, Penn was relentless in his campaign to seek his perfect shot; pulling over his car every moment he could. We instantly connected, having met days prior at Seljalandsfoss waterfall while taking my birthday ballon shot. I'm grateful to have met someone on the road who was so enthusiastic about photography, who was willing to hike any terrain no matter how dangerous, and looked out for my well being in the process. I hope to meet up and travel with him again. #communityfirst.

#yeahportraityeah #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland #Skaftafell
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deejayforte #pursuitofportraits || Leah is a Cambridge resident currently working at a tech start-up in Boston, Massachusetts. As a fellow travel companion and friend of Ana, we were also introduced to one another at a rest stop in the village of Vík, while purchasing raisinettes for my birthday. Having traveled the world and experienced a diverse range of cultures, Leah was naturally a very warm and charismatic person, always excited to take the next best shot with her iPhone. I firmly believe my trip to Iceland would have been vastly different without her and it's an experience I won't forget. #communityfirst.

#yeahportraityeah #makeportraits #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #Skaftafell #suðurland
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deejayforte ⚛Some clouds form when air encounters a mountain range or other types of elevated terrain. When this happens, the air will rise and cool, no longer able to hold water vapor it once held when it was warm. The extra water vapor begins to condense out of the air parcel in the form of liquid water droplets (orographic rainfall) and a cloud is formed. #science.

Special thanks to @mosamuels for additional information.

#exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland @icelandair
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  •   deejayforte @mosamuels Yesssss! Fuck yes. Thank you 4d
  •   ericvannynatten Don't worry about it bro! Also, congrats on the suggested user status...you deserve it 4d
  •   rajpatel2003 Stunning 4d
  •   lee_gwanghee wow.. I want to go there and feel the air! 4d
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  •   sweetpeaaaa__ Your gallery is awesome!!! It's filled with lots of beautiful captures!! You have lots of talent! Keep sharing it with the world! 4d
  •   nepali I would honestly love a science lesson from you than I would from any teacher in my school. 4d
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deejayforte The scenery around Skaftafell is full of stark contrasts. The various glacial tongues are flanked by jagged mountains, with the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur (in the background) rising highest.

#exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #Skaftafell #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland
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deejayforte #pursuitofportraits || Ana is a Idaho born social worker and yoga teacher, currently residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We were introduced to one another at a rest stop in the village of Vík, while purchasing raisinettes for my birthday (her idea to sing "happy birthday" to my box of raisinettes, because I didn't have a cake. Haha!) Never did I think I'd meet a stranger so caring, positive, and outgoing while on the road in a foreign country. We stayed together for the rest of our time in Iceland and was someone who truly made my trip memorable. #communityfirst.

#yeahportraityeah #makeportraits #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #Skaftafell #suðurland
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  •   deejayforte @newbery_ Oh fuck! Thanks man! I'm thankful people are enjoying my science/cultural facts 🏻 5d
  •   deejayforte @sezgiolgac Thanks Sezgi! 5d
  •   deejayforte @ricc1982 Thanks my dude! I'm glad you took the time to read it :) ... It was certainly a treat to meet her on my journey :) 5d
  •   ricc1982 You've built up quite a narrative portfolio from your trip, I've been enjoying it! 5d
  •   hlc_ That's lovely! Ana looks such a sweetie x 5d
  •   pketron Oh that's awesome! 4d
  •   deejayforte @pketron Thanks Pei! 4d
  •   deejayforte @hlc_ she certainly is! Thanks Helen ^_^ 4d

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deejayforte In the Middle Ages there were some large farms in this area, but were obliterated after two volcanic eruptions and the ensuing glacier runs, wiped away most of the villages.

Seen here: Penn stands on a turf-roofed farmhouse, Skeiðarárjökull glacial outlet in the background.

#exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #Skaftafell #mystopover #icelandtravel #everydayiceland
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deejayforte Sel, the traditional turf-roofed farmhouse built in the late 18th century, was abandoned in 1946 when the Skeiðará river began flowing closer to the farm, destroying the fields.

Fun fact: Settlers lived "off the grid," relying on gaslight until it's abandonment, instead of electricity.

#exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #Skaftafell #MyStopover #icelandtravel
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deejayforte Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
— Carl Sagan.

Inspiration and encouragement to keep going, because the adventure is out there.

Photo taken by @Penndleton.
Fun fact: @zxlxver has a bicep tattoo that inspired me to get this.
Ink by @danbythewood.

#exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #Skaftafellsjökull #suðurland #Skaftafell
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deejayforte Sjónarnípa is a mountainous viewpoint of a 3.5 km (2.2 miles) hiking trail in Skaftafell Park, a preservation area in Vatnajökull National Park, Suðurland Iceland. The landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, having formed over thousands of years from various influences of volcanic eruptions by Öræfajökull.

For scale, each one of those glacial lagoon icebergs are larger than a ~18-wheeled tractor trailer, or even a house.

#frontieriseverywhere #exploreiceland
#exploringforever #iceland #Skaftafellsjökull #Skaftafell #suðurland #MyStopover
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deejayforte If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. —Carl Sagan.

Yesterday evening @instagram added me to their "Suggested User List;" a list that "highlights some of the top photographers on Instagram." For anyone who's ever spent time with me, you understand and know how much the people I've met through this platform mean to me; I've truly met many wonderful individuals who consider me a genuine friend. Some consistently travel or currently reside outside of New York City, but we text, talk on the phone, get together for breakfast, wake up to photograph sunrise, chance sunsets, go hiking or explore abandoned buildings, and even FaceTime whenever we can; it’s something that really means a lot to me. You inspire, encourage, and pick me up when I've fallen— I won't forget it. Thank you.

I'd like to take a moment and reflect on
@mrs.jessica.rosen and @jnasa, two extraordinary women who have done a lot for me in a very short amount of time. They are two gifted photographers, documenting the world with their own personal perspective. #communityfirst
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deejayforte #sciencebling🔬 || Reynisfjara Beach, or "Black Sand Beach" is a stretch of black basalt sand in the village of Vík.

One thing I noticed about wet basalt sand is that it doesn't stick to you like sand found in America— or really any beach I've ever been to. Black sands are heavier than "normal" light-colored sand, due to the unusually high content of lithic (rock) fragments which have yet to break up to form a sand composed of individual mineral grains.

I guess you can say, the black sand beaches in Vík, rock! 😐. #frontieriseverywhere #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #Reynisfjöru #exploretocreate #vik
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deejayforte Stuðlaberg í Reynisfjöru, or Columnar Basalt of Reynisfjöru Beach are igneous rocks cliffs in the Icelandic village of Vík.

It was fun to see people climb and scale the various incline of "steps" throughout the side of the mountain. Stuðlaberg reminds me of Tetris—Icelandic style, or ancient rock stairs to the cosmos.

SciFact: Columnar Basalt is formed when magma cools slowly and cracks into columns, usually hexagonal, as the surface area decreases.

#frontieriseverywhere #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #Reynisfjöru #exploretocreate #vik
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deejayforte Back from Iceland, travel withdrawals on maximum. The open road still softly calls.

#frontieriseverywhere #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #exploretocreate
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deejayforte To travel is to live.
— Hans Christian Andersen.
Keep exploring || Suðurland, Iceland.

#keepexploring #frontieriseverywhere #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #suðurland #exploretocreate
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deejayforte #pursuitofportraits || Aaron is a programmer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. I couldn't have asked for a more patient and kind travel companion, driver, and friend. We spent a week together climbing glaciers, hiking mountains, sleeping in our rental car, cooking pasta/beans on an open fire and traveling on gravel roads to unknown destinations. He literally pulled over every time I asked to stop the car, as he knew something special in the wild caught my eye. I look forward to one day traveling with him again.

#yeahportraityeah #makeportraits #communityfirst #exploreiceland #exploringforever #iceland #skógafoss #skógá #exploretocreate
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