Norris Niman is a Swedish award-winning photographer, Nikon Z Creator and professional adventurer, based in Iceland. Recently he took his Nikon Z7 II, supported by rugged Wise Advanced CFexpress, to capture Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption.
Norris’ work is built on the excitement of the outdoors, the peace that can be found in nature, the harsh north, and the lifestyle of the adventurer. Here is his stunning picture diary:
These shots are still warm from just a few hours ago, flying over the newest little piece of ground on earth with @volcanopilot. It’s not a bad day to be alive!
This cosy little eruption started yesterday evening, 40km south of Reykjavík towards the airport, and of course the first thing everyone does is try to get here. We’ve been now - it was warm and safe. Bringing marshmallows next time!
Having moved to Iceland just after the last eruption cooled down six years ago, I’ve been waiting for this moment ever since. Seeing new earth being born from this close is an incredibly impactful and humbling experience.
This island is filled with a massive force of nature moving its parts, and there’s no better way to demonstrate it than by giving us a glimpse of how it was created. Rising from the ocean, eruption by eruption. Even high up in a plane it makes you feel really small. I’ll be forever thankful to nature for this show.
The old volcano has started filling up its valley, meaning that we can’t get close to it anymore like we used to. So Iceland just said “LOL - are you guys getting bored? Let me open up some new cracks for you then”. Seeing one volcano being born is a life changing experience. Seeing two more pop up blew my mind.
This is the second fissure, that opened on Monday:
This is my 10th visit to the volcano. I’ve hiked over 200km, shot 10,000 photos, melted my drone a little, met old friends I haven’t seen in years and found plenty of new ones. It’s a volcano for the people, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon!
The volcano has made a pretty big mess by now. I remember circling the whole lava field in an hour on foot. Now we tried with e-mountainbikes and still only got halfway around it. Even so, it was a pretty epic view!