Beyond The Imagination
Beyond the imagination
“Beyond the Imagination” is the latest project from Iceland.
Glacial rivers in Iceland are beyond the imagination. These remarkable patterns seen from above blending into the bed of braided rivers become truly nature masterpieces and inspiration. Globally they are very rare. They occur only where a very specific combination of climate and geology allows rivers to form ever-changing and highly dynamic ‘braided’ channels across a wide gravelly riverbed. The amazing colors typically form on fairly steep slopes and carry a large number of coarse-grained sediments. When the river’s flow decreases, these sediments get deposited on the river bed leaving behind small temporary islands of sand that cause the river’s channel to split. Aside from a steep gradient and abundance of sediments, a variable water discharge rate is essential to their formation.