Birds For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Birds For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

Birds For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

Published September 15, 2016

It’s obvious that winter is approaching here in Iceland, while everywhere else in Europe you’ll melt in a second. But the cold doesn’t lessen the country’s beauty—it just takes a quick soar over Instagram to remind me of that.

Here are our selections from this week’s entries. Wanna enter your own picture? Tag your photographs with the hashtag #GVPics.

This week’s runners-up are:

From black to blue, to red, to green.

#vsco #vscocam #vscojournal #vscotravel #vsconature #vscogreen #artisick #atmosphere #photography #scandinaviaclub #iceland #ig_iceland #livefolk #gvpics #icelandtrip #icelandair #wheniniceland #icelandsecret #icelandadventure #mystopover #igersiceland #whatsonrvk #Ísland #everydayiceland #wildernessculture #passionpassport #greatnorthco #liveauthentic

A photo posted by Ira Zaslavskaya (@irihisss) on

Fluffy dogs of Reykjavík. #FDOR?

As primarily a cat photographer, I sometimes make exceptions for cute dogs. #dogsofreykjavik #boodog #cuteoverload #gvpics #reykjavik

A photo posted by Jessica Bowe (@jrbowe) on

This picture could have been in colour, the beach would still be black.

I’ll be posting Iceland pics for the next 20 years! Reynisfjara…near Vik. ?? #GVpics

A photo posted by Peter Steinborner (@twodogs510) on

Colourful flowers surround Tjörnin lake.

Haustið og tjörnin ??? . . . . . . #Haust #fall #season #instagram #vsco #vscocam #reykjavík #reykjavikloves #tjörnin #Flowers #natureiceland #nature #flowerpower #ig_iceland #church #fríkirkjan #reykjavikcity #travel #winteriscoming #icelandic #iceland #gvpics #instalike #photographers #photography

A photo posted by Sóla ? (@solruningva) on

This guy knows what’s up.

My fearless Icelandic Guide takes a timeout. We took an hourlong hike to Hveragerthi, the hot river spilling out of the mountainside in the southern rim of Iceland. #Iceland #backpacking #rei1440project #hot #nature #hotsprings #europe #travel #gvpics @rvkgrapevine

A photo posted by Joelle Pearson (@joelle_pearson) on

Street art everywhere.

Stunning #muralart #reykjavik #streetart #iceland #tryggvagata #graffitiigers #gvpics

A photo posted by @tapanikansas on

Great way to chill after a hike.

a sofa just when you need it. only in westman islands #iceland#niceland#nordiclife#exploring#westmanislands#islandlife#igersiceland#gvpics

A photo posted by .anna koziol (@turbotamara) on

And the winner is:

It’s this time of the year already… Birds are leaving, weather is turning grey and rainy, summer chill will soon fade away… But northern lights are out, snow is definitely on its way, darkness and the cosy spirit as well! A whole lot of possibilities await with the arrival of winter. Say goodbye to miss Kría #winteriscoming #blackandwhite #kría

A photo posted by Júlli Jónsson (@julli_jonsson) on

Congrats, Júlli. You’ve captured the perfect shot of the Arctic tern (Kría) leaving our shores for the winter. There’s a T-shirt and Grapevine goodie bag waiting for you at our office (or coming to you in the mail).

Thanks to all the Instagrammers who participated in this week’s contest! Keep on finding creative ways to capture Iceland’s beauty on your phone, and make sure to follow @RVKgrapevine and use the hashtag #GVpics to compete in next week’s competition.

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