Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Fire and Ice

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Image: Orvar Thorgiersson [larger view].

Icelander Orvar Thorgiersson won a Merit Award in the World in Focus competition for this image. He snapped his image just five minutes from his home. “I find this lava-rock cove and old house very interesting,” he says. “It was the first time I shot it covered with snow. I like the contrast of the chilled surroundings with the warmth coming from the house windows.” An engineer, Thorgiersson says photography gives him a creative outlet.

Go here to see more images. This image appears here with the kind permission of my friends at National Geographic.


  1. #1 Lilian Nattel
    January 4, 2009

    Not only a beautiful setting but a beautifully taken photo. Thank you for sharing it and thanks to NG for the permission.

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