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Don’t Panic!

Photographing extreme environments can often lead to unnerving situations. Erez Marom recalls a challenging hike to a cave in Iceland that served as a good reminder of the power of the human spirit in the face of danger

It was early 2014 and I had been traveling with a local Icelandic friend prior to guiding my Iceland workshops. He had told me of a hidden ice cave with a waterfall inside it, no less. I was eager to shoot the cave and so, joined by his wife’s friend, we drove to Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and started hiking. After several hundred meters we reached the glacier itself, strapped on our crampons and continued until reaching a wall of ice that we had to climb down with a rope, followed by a river, which created several meltwater-pools between the rocks and ice.

On our way along the river there was a very narrow passage beside one of those pools. I was carrying a …

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Erez Marom

Erez is a full-time nature photographer and traveler based in Israel. Erez authors professional articles on nature photography, and offers unique photography workshops in fascinating locations worldwide.

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