Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland

Photos: Andre Ermolaev

On an island littered with volcanoes and the destruction they leave behind, glacial rivers reach like frozen fingers to the coast. The patterns they create in their path are almost unrealistic in their surreal beauty. Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev took to the skies to photograph these watery works of art, and the results are breathtaking.

* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Aerial view of a glacial river in Iceland
* * * 
 
Anna Norris is an associate editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.
Related content on MNN: