Diving in the Tectonic Plate Gap Between Europe and America
Alexander Mustard, from Southampton, USA, does not take photography lightly. Nor what his Geography teachers taught him at school. These incredible photos were taken by the artist and extreme diver in the plate gap between Europe and America.
Saying this place is not tourist-friendly would be an understatement. Photographing the gap between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland comes with its risks, as anyone diving 80 feet (24,3 meters) into this “Earth void” will encounter the hot springs and uneven rock formations, as a result of the plates constantly pulling apart from each other at a rate of one inch per year.
But Alexander Mustard does not fear the hazards: “‘The photos show diving in the unique underwater world of Iceland which, like on land, is formed by the volcanic landscape of the country. For a scuba diver these are spectacular places to visit – being able to fly through the clear water and explore the fault lines in three dimensions.I have dived all around the world and this is almost certainly the clearest water I have ever been in“. [more info on Mail Online]