PHOTOS: Drone camera captures stunning images of Icelandic glacier

Yahoo News Photo Staff

A drone-mounted camera has captured breathtaking images of a glacier in Iceland. Italian photographer Stefano Tiozzo remotely shot a series of unique aerial images of the Vatnajökull glacier in February. It is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume and has a large core measuring almost a kilometer (0.6 mile) in thickness. The glacier also displays several ‘tongues’ — parts where the ice stretches from the core into the Icelandic tundra. Tiozzo, who lives in Moscow, said: “Seeing the glacier from above gives you an idea of its sheer size. This was the second year in a row that I visited Vatnajökull, which is receding fast due to rising temperatures. This year I visited some of the same spots, and it was very clear that the ice had been consumed, leaving big gaps behind.” (Caters News)