In June of 2015, Red Bull athlete, Aniol Serrasolses, Todd and Brendan Wells, and I traveled to Iceland in search of perfect waterfalls. We met some kind and genuine locals, who gave us information on some waterfalls which had never been kayaked before. They told us to climb the Keldua river valley in Eastern Iceland and see them for ourselves. We drove as far as roads would take us and set up camp for the night.
Early the next morning we set off on foot up valley with kayaks on our shoulders. After several kilometers, we walked to the canyon edge and discovered this breathtaking set of waterfalls. Surrounded by iconic Icelandic tundra, wild herds of caribou, and a sanctuary of turquoise water, it was clear that we had found exactly what we were looking for.
Aniol is one of the most talented kayakers in the world and we were incredibly lucky to have had a perfect water level. Aniol fired up the falls first and had a very clean line. I get really excited about photos that display nature's raw power and beauty. I find the best action photos come when conditions line up and you have the best athletes at your disposal. This photo is a perfect example of both.