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Photographer's Note

Gullfoss was my first contact with the waterfalls in Iceland, simply spectacular. The light in the afternoon also helped to make this image.

Is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvt river in southwest Iceland.

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvt rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 mウ/s in the summertime and 80 mウ/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 mウ/s.

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