From a photographic perspective, Iceland was a dream come true: the island is bursting with reindeer, ponies, seals, swans, orcas, and puffins, so there is no shortage of beautiful, mythical creatures to capture. GoPro video in hand, we tolted (a special gait that only Icelandic ponies can do, somewhere in between a trot and a canter) through the same land as the vikings, so many centuries ago, on the very same breed of pony. Fun fact: no livestock is allowed to be imported to Iceland, and if a pony ever leaves Iceland, it is never allowed to return. Iceland's epic landscapes, such as the indescribably huge icebergs in Jökulsárlón, to the waterfalls of Skaftafell, bring interesting challenges, both in terms of perspective and capturing the colors you see.
Perhaps the most incredible photographic challenge, however, was that of capturing the northern lights. The elusive, sneaky, dancing colors in the sky are hard to predict, hard to spot, and fast to move. With our ISO set to 1600, lens on infinity, and shutter speed at 15 seconds, however, we managed to capture some incredible footage of these as well!