The Reflecting Lagoon

Standing by one of the largest glaciers in Iceland, and an hdr gigapixel panorama seemed to be the right approach to take in order to be able to depict its size. You can see a person standing by the lagoon near the centre of the frame, and have an idea of its size. The weather conditions on that day made the water almost a perfect mirror with amazing reflections from the glacier front and the surrounding mountains.
As a curiosity, this landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of the volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull and the ice from the glaciers Skeiðarájökull and Skaftafellsjökull. Volcanic eruptions under the ice-cap can give rise to jökulhlaups — glacial floods — which swell the Skeiðará river massively.