2005/123 - 05/03 at 13 :25 UTC Iceland,
Satellite: Aqua - Pixel size: 1km
photo by Harri Elíasson
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Iceland: Forests and Trees
Tree Picture Image Gallery by Harri Elíasson
Iceland has much beautiful scenery and landscape. In autumn the
vivid colours of the vegetation, flowers and plants clash with the
grey and brown of stone and lava. This gallery contains a few photos
taken on an autumn day of flowers, trees, birds, mountain, lava and
whatever else caught the eye of the photographer. Enjoy and feel
free to use the photos as wallpaper. (Most images are 800x600).
boreal birch forests and alpine tundra
the second largest island in the North-Atlantic Ocean (c. 103,000
square kilometers), is entirely volcanic and composed of basaltic
rock. Weather is usually cold and wet, and blanket bogs are common.
The surface is only partly covered with vegetation, the rest being
bare rock, snow, and glaciers, which cover over eleven percent to
about one-quarter of the total area of Iceland has a continuous
plant cover, due mainly to the unfavourable climate, volcanic
activity, glacier movements and overgrazing. About 470 species of
native vascular plants are to be found, exceptionally low figure,
and about half are thought to be glacial survivors from the Ice Age.
The most common vegetation consists of various low-growing shrubs,
especially heather, crowberry, bog whortleberry, bearberry, willow
and dwarf birch.
History of Iceland
site deals with the birds of Iceland, the plants of Iceland and the
landscape of Iceland. It offers photographic guides to
characteristic floral elements of Iceland, the birdlife of Iceland
as well as landscape images of this remarkable island.