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Throwback to when @jeehewson, @havsfolk & I conquered the depths of a volcano in Iceland, september 2016.
The walls were beautiful, breathtaking by the myriad of colours swirling together; yellow, red, purple, orange, green. Some parts of the walls that surrounded us - especially closest to the crater, from where we were lowered 120 meters into the magma chamber - the hardened, volcanic rock had been shaped into almond-like structures, laying flat on each other in a manner that reminded me eerily of scales, dragon scales.
To say the least, Þríhnúkagíkur is a magical experience that words or pictures cannot do justice.
Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Gray Seal folds its flippers and poses for his portrait underwater in the Gulf of Maine. Extending from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia, the Gulf of Maine and its surrounding waters have been the economic bedrock of New England’s coastal communities, supporting a wide variety of commercial and recreational activities.
Unfortunately, many factors currently threaten the vitality of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Decades of pollution, coastal habitat destruction, overfishing and bottom trawling have yielded havoc in the form of extensive habitat loss and diminished biodiversity. We live at a pivotal moment in history, where we understand the problems and have solutions; We simply need the will to take action. Restoring health to these important resources as rapidly as possible should be a national imperative.