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Godafoss, a waterfall in Iceland
May 12, 2015

Waterfall of the Gods

“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up,” writes Your Shot member Ed Graham. This allows six to eight hours of shooting in a beautiful golden light—if the weather cooperates. Here, the winter sun falls on Iceland’s Goðafoss, or Waterfall of the Gods, one of the largest in the country. To achieve this shot, Graham made a hazardous climb. “The bare surface of the rock was slick from refrozen mist from the falls,” he writes. “I got as close to the edge as I dared.”

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Photograph by Ed Graham, National Geographic Your Shot

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