Photo of the Week: Fire and Ice

Photo of the Week: Fire and Ice

From Iceland, a nation of fascinating and bizarre landscapes and natural beauty, comes this photograph taken in the Waterfall Ice Cave in Vatnajokull. Photographer Einar Runar Sigurdsson, who is also a mountain guide in Iceland, was making coffee on an expedition into the ice caves when he decided to capture the moment with a long-exposure photograph. The result is this otherworldly image, reminiscent of humanity’s early days as cave dwellers:

The incredible colors and textures are mesmerizing, but the image also begs the question: is it safe to light a fire in a cave made of ice?

[via PhotoCorrect.com]