near the arctic circle

Posted by franz (Baden, Austria) on 25 October 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

iceland 2014 (52)

iris in akureyri's botanical garden in full bloom
this the world's northernmost botanical garden, only some 100 km south of the arctic circle! yet akureyri has one of the mildest climates in iceland, and is the place with the most hours of sunshine - all thanks to its location at the foot of relatively high mountains that protect it from cold north winds.

Pentax K-x 1/25 second F/13.0 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

iceland | 2014 | akureyri | botanical-garden | iris

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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide et colorée

25 Oct 2014 6:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fascinating image and narrative - it seems impossible !

25 Oct 2014 6:58am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Un rendu étonnant. On croirait presque du 3D ! Très beau.

25 Oct 2014 8:43am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe! j'aime

25 Oct 2014 8:59am

Mop from Belgium

la beauté...

25 Oct 2014 9:04am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

und nu auch noch island!?! welche länder sind denn noch übrig? ;) Hallo mein lieber franz, ich hatte ne langelange unfreiwillige auszeit und versuche nun, wieder reinzukommen - alles ok bei euch? lg danni

25 Oct 2014 9:05am