Icelander Kjartan Gunnsteinsson captured incredible photos and video of a bizarre weather phenomenon that has to be heard as well as seen: a huge waterfall of fog pouring over the cliffs into the Breidafjordur fjord in Djupadal, Iceland.
Using his phone, Gunnsteinsson took the above photo that appears to be a raging waterfall in the foreground and a series of waterfalls in the distance along the cliffs south of Latrabjarg, a promontory in the westernmost point of Iceland. He took other photos, too.
Gunnsteinsson was hiking with friends during Iceland's summer solstice when he captured the images and video, in which you hear the roar of the wind that almost sounds like a real waterfall. He posted them all on Facebook:
Gunnsteinsson explained the weather phenomenon as best he could in an email to GrindTV:
"There is a cold fog flowing from north over the cliffs to Breidafjordur fjord with much warmer air, south of Latrabjarg. When the fog comes to much warmer air in the fjord, it falls down to the sea level."
The result is astonishing, as Icelandic commenters on his Facebook post can attest (via Google translate).
"Like a snow avalanche sliding down the rock."
"Iceland is world class. Gets you always a surprise."
When he first posted photos of the weather phenomenon people dismissed them as fake, according to Yahoo UK & Ireland, so he posted video to prove they were "100 percent genuine."
They are also 100 percent amazing.
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