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This aerial video shows just how stunning Iceland is even from above

A specialist production company has been highlighting just how stunning Iceland really is by sharing a series of breath-taking images and videos taken at different locations around the country.

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A recent video shows the beauty of Iceland lit by a full moon. Image by Ozzo Photography
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A stunning image of Landmannalaugar in Iceland. Image by Ozzo Photography
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The Northern Lights seen above Seljalandsfoss. Image by Ozzo Photography
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A photo taken by drone of a winding river in Iceland. Image by Ozzo Photography

The company, called Ozzo Photography, specialises in aerial footage, and recently made a video of the Northern Lights as seen by drone in the depths of winter, as well as Iceland lit under a full moon. The videos were shot during the darkest months of the year, where Iceland can see up to 20 hours of darkness each day. “We decided to use all those dark hours to do something creative. We used the full moon to illuminate the landscape and with the help of the snow, we bounced the light and gained some extra reflection. To be able to achieve it, we use the most light sensitive cameras and lenses on the market,” Oli Haukur of Ozzo Photography told Lonely Planet Travel News.

 

 

Oli also said that having been born and raised in Iceland, his passion is showcasing the beauty of the unspoiled areas and rough nature where he grew up. He began specialising in landscape photography before becoming interested in capturing drone footage. His production company has created a number of projects that incorporates Iceland’s rugged landscape into the shoots, including the music video for the track Cold Water by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber.  

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Oli began shooting landscapes before getting into drone production. Image by Ozzo Photography
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The company uses the most light sensitive cameras and lenses on the market to capture Iceland during winter. Image by Ozzo Photography
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Oli’s company recently created a music video for Major Lazer in Iceland. Image by Ozzo Photography
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Holuhraun Erupting in Barðabunga, Iceland. Image by Ozzo Photography

“The light here can be really amazing and we get all kinds of weather. It can change every five minutes from snow to sun to rain. Iceland is a quickly growing market and getting more popular with every year, both for tourists and also for shooting landscapes out of this world,” Oli said. More stunning footage of Iceland taken by Ozzo Photography is available on the website.
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