10% off all photos on 500px Prime until July 31Start exploring now!

An incredible sunset at the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant in the Mývatn area of northeastern Iceland.

This pool collects the water runoff from the geothermal power plant. The water is created when super heated steam condenses from water vapor into liquid water after passing through the steam turbines. The beautiful blue colors are a result of the sediment suspended in the water which absorbs most wavelengths of light except for the blues/cyans which are reflected back into our eyes.

Thanks for taking a look and for any comments you have.

Visit My Website
Follow me on Google+

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app