Photo of the Day 25 November 2008


Moss-Covered Rocks, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland, 1997
Photograph by Steve Winter
Wildflowers peek out amid a vast jumble of moss-covered rocks near Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier. This view is deceptively peaceful, as Iceland is perched above the volatile Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart, creating an extensive and active volcano zone.