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Our jaws pretty much dropped when we saw James Appleton’s shots of Iceland. This Cambridge-born photographer has spent the last seven years capturing the most intense and unforgiving landscapes in the country. It helps to be on the right volcano at the right time.

If you’re not already obsessed with travelling to Iceland (like we are) and always have a fare alert set for flights to Reykjavik then these photos might be just the thing. Spewing lava set against the backdrop of the Aurora Borealis, can you think of anything more wild and incredible? A phenomenon surely only found in Iceland.

James couldn’t have said it better himself,

The highlight of my photographic career so far – to be stood in the glare of a volcano spewing out lava and growling like an angry lion, with the eerie Northern Lights flickering like water trails across the darkening sky. A view I will never forget.

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Thinking of going to Iceland? Don’t forget that You’re Invited!

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