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Best of 2007

(January 1st - December 28th, 2007)

Markus Ortner

Wappensaal Klagenfurt

Óttar Ólafsson

Retreating Glaciers in Iceland

Skaftafell in South-East Iceland

Early august 2007

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© 2007 Óttar Ólafsson, All Rights Reserved.

The panorama shows Skaftafellsjökull, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull ice cap, the largest in Europe (8.400 km2), in South-East Iceland. Since the end of the Little Ice Age in the late 19th century the Skaftafellsjökull front has retreated about 2 km. With accelerated speed during the last years due to increased Global Warming. Skaftafellsjökull is a part of the Skaftafell National Park, the second largest in Iceland (4.807 km2). In the Middle Ages the area was abandoned after two major eruptions in Öræfajökull, the second largest volcano in Europe, dominating the skyline above the Skaftafellsjökull glacier.
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Atlantic Ocean / Iceland

Lat: 64° 1' 19.11" N
Long: 17° 55' 31.09" W

Elevation: About 100 m above sea-level

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Canon 20D
Nikon DX AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5 mm
Canon Timer TC-80N3
Gitzo G1258L Tripod
Nodal Ninja 3 Pano Head

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