Grafixart Sam submitted this photo of Svartifoss (the Black Waterfall) on August 31, 2018. This glorious waterfall is located in Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, on Iceland’s south coast. It drops 65 feet (20 meters) and got its name because the cliff from which it falls is made of hexagonal black basalt columns, of a type found elsewhere in Iceland.
Thank you, Grafixart Sam!
Bottom line: Photo of Svartifoss, in Iceland, under moonlight.
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