With a depth of 800 feet and an area covering over seven square miles, the Jökulsárlón Lagoon is the deepest body of freshwater in Iceland. Nothing over the past thousand years has been static in this lagoon: icebergs melt and flow out to sea, seals dive into the lagoon, and freezing water laps against the black volcanic sands of the shore. Scan the expanse of ice and sand and then closely examine the stones and ripples. Contrast the stark frozen whites with the muted blacks and hints of blue. Let the beauty of this icy land mesmerize your timeless wanderings.
This is one episode of the television series BIG PICTURE EARTH. Inspired by the Walt Whitman poem "There Was A Child Went Forth," this 20 x 30 minute series takes viewers on a visual exploration of the most majestic spaces on the planet, engaging both the detail and the big picture vistas in these spectacular destinations. The series is available for domestic and international audiences via on-demand streaming on CuriosityStream, in 4k resolution (twice that of HD television). The editorial style and pacing is slow and relaxed, constantly moving like a child, like a bird, like a bee. There are no actors, no narration, no music, no spoken words at all.