At first glance you might mistake these images are abstract paintings, but they are in fact aerial photographs of Icelandic landscapes taken by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev. The photos capture rivers and streams as they make their way down the ashen sides of volcanoes in Iceland.
Iceland is actually a volcanic hot spot on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, with 35 active volcanoes on and around the island. Andre describes his experience: ”Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers. But what has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean.” [Andre Ermolaev, My Modern Met]