14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Footprint in Moss at Eldhauran Lava Field
Since Laki's 1783 eruption, a thick moss blanket has grown to cover the world's largest lava field. This footprint symbolizes the dangers posed by tourists in one of Earth's most pristine, and most visited, environments.
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||Nov. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.