Iceland – summer of 2015. Scenery, of course, but many birds and wildlflowers too. A wonderful country.

A short trip report with more photographs and detailed descriptions can be found at this page: 

If you have a particular interest in wild/arctic flowers visit this page:

Atlantic Puffin

Black-tailed Godwit

Hrisey Island


Arctic Poppies

Papaver radicatum  : These examples were  found on the Snaefellsness peninsula

Red-throated Loon

(Red-throated Diver in Europe – same species)

Atlantic Puffin

Thingvellir  (Þingvellir)

… site of the first parliament right on the line of the Tectonic plate rift between the North American (on the right) and European (on the left) plates

Just another waterfall

Iceland is full of these … all the spectacular falls are in the guide books, so here one of the less visited examples

Volcanic Landscape

Along the south coast of Iceland – west of Vik


Botanists at work

Traditional turf-walled farmhouse

Coastal Mountains

North from Hrisy Island on the Akureyri fjord, just south of the Arctic Circle

Meadow Pipit