When I saw this week’s challenge theme “Forces of Nature“, I thought of different pictures about snow, wind, sea, etc. All of these elements can easily demonstrate how helpless human can be in front of the forces of nature. Yet I think none of them can be compared to the biggest source of forces of nature: our Mother Earth.
Reykjanes is a peninsula situated very close to the Keflavik International Airport. What makes it special is it’s at the boundary of the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North America tectonic plate (See Plate Tectonics). While the boundary itself is not visible, you can see a canyon like landscape here because of tectonic plate movement. It’s an evidence of the force of nature from our Mother Earth. Indeed apart from the force of our Mother Earth, there was also severe erosion from ice in winter.
Looking at the lower left part of the picture, you should see the shadow of a bridge which was where I took the picture. This bridge is one of most famous spot in Iceland as it’s connecting the two continents. When we went there by a courtesy drive from the hotel, the hotel staff joked and asked us to bring a passport – because we are going to America!