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Entrance to Ice age by Shy Cohen
Thursday, 16th February 2012

Entrance to Ice age

by Shy Cohen

One of the most unique experience I had on my trip in winter to Iceland was visiting ice caves. These Ice caves should be reached and entered with a special knowledgeable guide. Since by nature they are unstable it is dangerous and unsafe to enter alone without guidance. This is the entrance to the cave. I was intrigued by the special curves of the ice shelf. Almost like fish scales. Also here you can see the differenet tones created by the light. The entrance is lit by the outside sunshine which is also reflected. Inside it gets blue and bluer and cold as well (-:
Equipment: canon 7d canon 10-22
Shy Cohen
I am an amateur photographer fascinated by the vast beauty of nature, especially seascapes. I also have a passion for macro photography and its way of showing us natures intricate details.

Entrance to Ice age by Shy Cohen was photo of the day on Thursday, 16th February 2012. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


16th February 2012 at 3:38 am

Beautiful shot Shy! Look like an amazing experience.

16th February 2012 at 4:06 am

This is just wild Shy – great capture!

16th February 2012 at 6:37 am

Wow, this is amazing! What an incredible experience it must have been! Thanks for sharing!

16th February 2012 at 7:16 am

I like the icy blues and swirling pattern. Nicely done!

16th February 2012 at 9:07 am


16th February 2012 at 9:31 am


16th February 2012 at 9:50 am

wow! Like stepping foot into an alien world. What an amazing shot thanks for sharing! Makes me want to visit Iceland even more :)

16th February 2012 at 10:46 am

Oh wow! This is amazing; what beautiful formations.

16th February 2012 at 10:54 am

beautiful colours and textures, thanks for sharing such a beautiful scene, congratulations


16th February 2012 at 12:29 pm


16th February 2012 at 1:32 pm

Beautiful. A true masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

Diane d'Aurora

16th February 2012 at 1:52 pm



16th February 2012 at 2:57 pm

OH man!! This is so gorgeous!! Great shot! Despite the danger I think it would almost be impossible to resist going in!!!!


16th February 2012 at 3:11 pm

Very cool!! Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing :-) !! And thanks for sharing your website as well!! Awesome!!

16th February 2012 at 3:16 pm

That’s beautiful!

16th February 2012 at 3:27 pm

So very Sci-Fi…just love it! The DOF is great, too – clarity from front to back makes it almost like being there without the cold!

16th February 2012 at 4:26 pm

Totally awesome!

16th February 2012 at 4:40 pm

Blues, tones, shapes is what makes this shot so unique!!!
BRAVO!!!!! :*)

Bill Bentley

16th February 2012 at 5:08 pm

“Iceland”. How fitting. Just a beautiful capture Shy. Thanks for sharing.

16th February 2012 at 5:46 pm

Beautiful image, Shy. Your composition and use of light are perfect. Well done!

16th February 2012 at 7:57 pm

One of the best I have ever seen here on Earthshots.

Shy cohen

16th February 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thank you all very much for your kind words!
It is a pleasure and honor for me to be featured here.
I am really happy you enjoyed my picture and this piece of pure natural beauty.


16th February 2012 at 8:11 pm

WOW! Looks like one slip and ……………..then what. Great shot.

16th February 2012 at 9:52 pm

Congratulations, Shy! This is outstanding.
I like the various blue tones and the assortment
of textures. You’ve also achieved a feeling
of three dimensionality. This is partly owing
to the way that you’ve composed the layers.
Finally, I’m greatly impressed by the inclusion
of the curvi-linear walls in your composition.

Laura Milholland

16th February 2012 at 10:04 pm

A truly amazing image! The textures in the ice are indeed a thing to behold, so very unique. And the colors are also delightful.


16th February 2012 at 10:50 pm

WOW!!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful shot!!! WOW!!

16th February 2012 at 11:31 pm

Just amazing. I love the total ranges of blues in this photo. I can see why you were so drawn to this location. Just beautiful :)

Mario Gustavo Fiorucci

17th February 2012 at 12:24 am

amazing !!!! Great shot.

Subi Wilks

17th February 2012 at 1:52 am

Beautiful and fascinating – thanks for sharing this photo!


18th February 2012 at 4:42 am

this is one of the most extraordinary photos I have ever seen! ….like something out of a sci-fi movie… absolutely stunning, breathtaking… to know that there is a place like this on earth! thanks for sharing!

Mary R. Mullins

18th February 2012 at 5:38 am


19th February 2012 at 2:47 am

Wow! This is really incredible!

20th February 2012 at 7:02 am


20th February 2012 at 7:16 am

Ive never seen anything like this…thank you for sharing…amazing!!


21st February 2012 at 3:46 am

Thank you for sharing this breathtaking photo! What a wonderful capture of a unique place and experience!


6th April 2012 at 2:43 pm

Wo….. Wow
Is this real?
It’s unbelievable!


11th April 2012 at 12:38 am

Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture from my country ;) – do you know the name of this ice cave ?


1st May 2012 at 8:31 am

Hi, it’s amazing.. can i know what’s the name of the place? and how did you engage the tour for the ice caves visiting?

Tazmin Shariff

30th August 2012 at 3:42 am

Love the colours, textures and play of light!

23rd September 2012 at 1:58 pm

I am really impressed by the beauty of this cave!
As well I have been several times in Iceland, I even didn’t know of the existance of these caves.
Thank you for sharing this!

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