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

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