“The Hverir geothermal area near Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland is a barren wasteland of boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, creating a desolate other-worldly landscape when viewed with feet planted on terra firma,” says Elenbaas. “But from the air, it takes on a whole new perspective. The mineral deposits left behind by the geothermal activity create swirling patterns of oranges, yellows and blues in this ‘birds’ eye’ view taken with a DJI Mavic Air drone. The three mud pots in the lower left remind me of the infamous ‘Kilroy.’”
Congratulations to Tom Elenbaas for winning the recent High-Flying Photo Ops Assignment with the image, “Kilroy Was Here.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the image gallery below. And check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!