Photo of the Day

December 16, 2016

A Road in the Crack

Iceland’s Route 1, better known as Ring Road, takes drivers through the country’s diverse, stunning landscapes. In this aerial image captured by Your Shot photographer Alex Visbal, a car makes its way through a stretch of the road that winds through a lava field in Reykjahlíð, located in the northeastern part of the country. Even amid the gray of the hardened lava, colorful plants sprout up to “spice the landscape,” says Visbal.
Photograph by Alex Visbal, National Geographic Your Shot

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history