Saturday, December 1, 2012

Icelandic Horses on Breiðamerkurjökull

Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library
About half of Iceland is lava desert (around 7,000 feet above sea level created by volcanoes) and other types of wasteland.  Eleven percent of Iceland is covered by glaciers, including the snow-covered volcanoes of Eyjafjallajőkull and Snaefellsjőkull.  Only 1% of the land is farmed and 20% of the land can be used for grazing. (Geography of Iceland, Wikipedia).  


Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library
Above Icelandic horses are shown on Breiðamerkurjökull in Iceland around 1900.

To the left, the horses are taking a rest as they climb near Hekla in Iceland.





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