Iceland Shines In Sandro Santioli's Aerial Shots Of Exotic Landscapes (PHOTOS)

02/23/2012 08:01 am ET | Updated Feb 23, 2012

Iceland is a geologist's dream. In addition to volcanoes, the tiny island nation in the Atlantic has glaciers, craggy coastlines, spectacular geysers, thermal springs, and other features that invite exploration.

But you don't have to have your boots dirty to get a look at Iceland's amazing terrain.

Recently, Italian photographer Sandro Santioli took to the air in a Cessna and snapped a series of photos showcasing the island's exotic topography. The stunning photos serve as a reminder that the images obtained via aerial photography--which scientists use for everything from creating maps to tracking animal migrations--can just be fun to look at...

Iceland Aerial Photos

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