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a moss-covered lava field in Iceland
March 22, 2016

A Mossy Eruption

An Iceland road trip afforded Your Shot member Dylan Shaw an opportunity to photograph one of the country’s geological wonders—a field of volcanic rock softened by a lush blanket of moss. Iceland has been shaped by glacial and volcanic activity—the island was born of a volcanic eruption—and has more than a hundred volcanoes, about a third of which are considered active.

Shaw's shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Dylan Shaw, National Geographic Your Shot

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