I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I saw alluvial fans in Iceland while flying above the earth in a helicopter. I was instantly drawn to the patterns, colors and mystery of these creations. I was amazed at mother nature’s fabulous palette, it looked like rivers on fire. I became so immersed in the repetition, and design that I lost sense of any horizon. I felt dizzy but didn’t care because I merged with the landscape. The alluvial fans were so unique from anything I had ever seen before. They resembled trees of life, or human veins, with so many elements coming together. These braided glacial rivers of water, gravel, sand and sediment create islands and channels as they flow towards the sea. My eyes were opened to a new way of seeing the beauty of our incredible planet from above. Leaning out of a helicopter, doors off, cold wind blowing, is a thrill I hadn't known before. I felt alone, suspended in time, floating in the sky. It's not crazy it's incredible!