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jon.golden

UGLIER? there was a comment on one of the last posts that I couldn't possibly have gotten a photo of a uglier fish? What do you all think? . @carrielannon? . Monkfish: (Lophius piscatorius), commonly known as the angler, is a monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Within some of its range this species comprises a significant commercial fishery. The fish has long filaments along the middle of its head, which are, in fact, the detached and modified three first spines of the anterior dorsal fin. The filament most important to the angler is the first, which is the longest, terminates in a lappet, and is movable in every direction. The angler is believed to attract other fish by means of its lure, and then to seize them with its enormous jaws. This one's is the straight line you can see above its mouth. Female anglers can grow to a length of more than 2 metres (6 ft 7 in). I saw one in the Tsukiji Market (築地市場) one time that took 2 people just to move it. One guy held up its tail, while the other guys hosed it off to clean it. Monkfish is known for its huge head and mouth, and its tight, meaty white flesh that is often compared to lobster meat. I would agree.. . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #monkfishliver #freshseafood #commercialfishing #justgoshoot #westfjords #ig_iceland #seafood #seafoodlover #monkfish #atlanticocean #arcticocean #uglyfish #tasty

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gypsysoul3000

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alexla_

Są takie miejsca, w których od razu czujemy się jak w domu, mimo że jesteśmy w nich dopiero pierwszy raz. Czuliście kiedyś coś takiego? Ja tak mam z Islandią i właściwie całą resztą skandynawskich krajów. Czuć w nich spokój, można odetchnąć od miejskiego zgiełku i pobyć z naturą. Dodatkowo, na Islandii jest całe mnóstwo takich cudownych gorących basenów jak ten 🖤 Więcej fotek na story! #islandia #iceland #icelandtravel #icelandnature #everydayiceland #bestoficeland #westfjords #visitwestfjords #visiticeland #topicelandphoto #icelandair #icelandtrip #guidetoiceland #hotpool #hotsprings #artystycznapodroz #passionpassport #travellingtheworld

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jon.golden

THE UGLIER THE FISH: The fishermen I have met have always said "the uglier the fish the better it tastes" I have never tried Spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor), But I have eaten its brother the Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) and they are correct. They are large marine fish from a family that was given the name “Wolffish” because of their powerful canine-like teeth. They use these teeth to feast on lobsters, clams and other shellfish. The lean, pearly white flesh of the wolffish has a firm texture and a mild, sweet flavor, sometimes likened to lobster. This one is lying in a box full of Atlantic Redfish (Sebastes mentella). . . . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #redfish #freshseafood #commercialfishing #justgoshoot #westfjords #ig_iceland #seafood #seafoodlover #wolffish #atlanticocean #arcticocean #uglyfish #tasty

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marinstf

last light, north of Iceland, almost a year ago. flying home in a bit more than a week, excited. see friends, family, work on new projects. read. what are your plans for the holidays?

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jon.golden

Tea Time: I was sitting in a friends office, having a cup of tea and warming up.. the phone rings.. My friend says: "They need you in the harbor to make a photo" . One of the fishermen had caught himself a large 2m+ Atlantic halibut. it took him most of the morning to reel it in, and then it was too large to bring on board his small one-man boat. So, he slowly motored back to port with the fish alongside the boat. The fresh fish market purchased it at market rates.. it is was a good day's catch for certain and a good story to tell for many days, weeks, years. . Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. They are a demersal fish living at depths of between 50 and 2,000 m (160 and 6,560 ft). The halibut is among the largest teleost (bony) fish and largest flatfish in the world, reaching lengths of up to 4.7 m (15 ft) and weights of 320 kg (710 lb). Its lifespan can reach 50 years. . . . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bolungarvík #naturaltexture #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #freshseafood #commercialfishing #flatfish #justgoshoot #westfjords #halibut #ig_iceland #seafood #seafoodlover #bigfish

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lukeflintmedia

I can’t wait to go back to Iceland!

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fosshotel

The colors of the night 🙌 _____ Photo by @mocofellipe

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jon.golden

Checking Nets: Repairing holes and checking the nets, is a constant job on net boats. I think this might have been the last season for Jórun.. and high maintenance was probably a factor. Another factor was changes in the quota system that affected boats under 6 GWT. Regardless of the reason the captain of Jórun had was sailing a state of the art long line boat the next time I saw him. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #humansatsea #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #justgoshoot #westfjords #cod #fishingboat #safetyorange #instaiceland #ig_iceland #harbour #66north

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jon.golden

Skarkoli: The beautiful texture of the fish sloshed out onto the asphalt drew my eye. European Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) is one of the fish that Icelandic fisherman catch over the course of the season. It is not a fish that is typically sold to the USA. I believe thats because a similar plaice (American Plaice) is probably cheaper to bring to market. ⠀ .⠀ 2nd Image: ~300kg (660pounds) is offloaded in Bolungarvík harbor destined for European consumers, where much of it finds it way into the meal of "Fish & Chips". ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bolungarvík #naturaltexture #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #freshseafood #commercialfishing #flatfish #justgoshoot #westfjords #plaice #fishandchips #texture #ig_iceland #seafood #seafoodlover #fins

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holtinn

The day started with this beautiful sunrise together with the moon, Venus and Kaldbakur. It ended with a couple of hours of the Northern lights. Dagurinn byrjaði með þessari sólarupprás ásamt tunglinu, Venus og Kaldbak. Hann endaði svo með nokkrum klukkustundum af Norðurljósum. . . . . #HoltInn #Önundarfjörður #sveitahótel #Vestfirðir #Westfjords #Onundarfjordur #countryhotel #Iceland #inspiredbyiceland #icelandtravel #everydayiceland #exploreiceland #discovericeland #travel #landscape #nature #venus #moon #kaldbakur #northernlights #visitwestfjords #noteveryonecanbegoodnorthernlightsphotographers

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jon.golden

Offloading the Catch: A box containing ~300kg (~660lbs) of fish is brought off the old Jórun net boat in Bolungarvík harbor. The catch will be picked up by government inspectors, weighed, documented and delivered either to the factory or fresh market processor depending on the size and type of fish. . . . . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #humansatsea #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #bacalao #justgoshoot #westfjords #cod #fishingboat #instaiceland #ig_iceland #plaice #harbour

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marinstf

A female Arctic fox taking in the evening warmth as the day begins to fade. not that it necessarily needs it: the arctic fox can withstand temperature of -70 degrees celsius (that's -94 fahrenheit). no other mammal on the planet can survive in such extreme cold. and still, there it was, idling in the sun after having looked around for food, its fur gleaming with the evening light. so I decided to do the same, put the camera down and watched the sunset for a while. #stayandwander

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best_iceland_photos

Explore the most beautiful places for Iceland ▶️ @best_iceland_photos . . . . . This was one of our last stops in Iceland, it's in a small town called Arnarstapi. It's in the western region close to Kirkufell from my previous post. It's a beautiful area of Iceland, lots of Mountains, volcanoes and stunning landscapes. I remember seeing a pic of this place but didn't have an exact location, we were walking along the cliffs here and actually walked across it before we realised it was the spot! 🙋🏼‍♂️ by @kaiserldn #iceland #icelandblogger #icelandexplored #icelandicnature #icelandlife #icelandnow #icelandtodo #icelandtravel #igersiceland #inspiredbyiceland #nordic #onlyiceland #passionpassport #picoftheday #roamtheplanet #theglobewanderer #visiticeland #wonderlust #wonderlusticeland #wonderlustmagazine #westfjords #visitwestfjords #oldbuilding #farmbuilding #barn #woodenarchitecture #abandonedplaces

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clem_inem

the woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep . . . _____________ #islande #iceland #visiticeland #wheniniceland #westfjords #visitwestfjords #boat #mountains #fjord #landscape #nature #wild #sky #clouds #aupair #aupairiniceland #tbt #summer #l4l #likeforlike #l4like #like4like

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bigsibigs

Robben beim Yoga - Iceland 2015 #seals #iceland #westfjords #visitwestfjords

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jon.golden

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best_iceland_photos

Explore the most beautiful places for Iceland ▶️ @best_iceland_photos . . . . . [ Dreams! ] 🦋 by @mbeiter . A dream a like image from the Golden Circle in the southern part of Iceland. My buddy Mads takes a stroll along the road with his camera ready! This is a composite of two photos. The Milky Way was shot at the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the foreground/landscape is from the Golden Circle. #iceland #icelandblogger #icelandexplored #icelandicnature #icelandlife #icelandnow #icelandtodo #icelandtravel #igersiceland #inspiredbyiceland #nordic #onlyiceland #passionpassport #picoftheday #roamtheplanet #theglobewanderer #visiticeland #wonderlust #wonderlusticeland #wonderlustmagazine #westfjords #visitwestfjords #oldbuilding #farmbuilding #barn #woodenarchitecture #abandonedplaces

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lecorbeaudeswestfjords

Enjoy flying as the raven during the storm Playing with the wind Warming up with the snow Swimming over the sea . . . . . #windstorm #snowstorm #iceland #westfjords #bestfjords #isafjordur #icelandstorm #snow #wind #wheniniceland #visitwestfjords #visiticeland #art #shadow #bird #raven

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jon.golden

Back to Work: 24 hours goes fast, The ones that went home come to work happy and ready, the ones that went to the bar drag themselves to the ship and hope they can get some sleep before their watch is on. The wives bring the children to say bye bye to daddy, and another work week starts. Karen Ingvadóttir arrives ready for sea.. Pink shoes and all. . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #bacalao #longdayatwork #arcticcircle #justgoshoot #westfjords #cod #instaiceland #ig_iceland #humansatsea #wildcaught

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clem_inem

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jon.golden

Back in Port: The captain goes home, The fish go to the factory to be processed into Bacalao and sent to Spain. Some of the crew goes home, & some to the bar. The photographer goes back to his room to process images, and the ship is prepared to go back to sea in 24 hours. Food and water for a week, fuel, bait for the hooks, and any repairs need are handled. . On board the old Einar Halfdans long line fishing boat in Bolungarvík harbor. . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #bacalao #longdayatwork #justgoshoot #westfjords #cod #instaiceland #ig_iceland #humansatsea #shoreleave #porthole

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moonbyrdie

Lichen it. One year ago, I headed to Iceland with a stash of organic material to play around with a wild dream I had to place ephemeral installation work as a traveling artist. 🇮🇸 The prep work for that maiden voyage peaked my interest in extracting color from nature, and I've been exploring this ever since. This photo is from today's most recent experiment. 🇮🇸 Although it was my 3rd time to this magical country, the trip also sealed the deal on finding a way to return to Iceland solely for artistic inspiration. A residency seemed like a perfect solution. 🇮🇸 One year later, I'm excited to share that I've been invited to a remote corner of the Westfjords in Iceland to further expand my creative curiosity on foraging organic material for embedding and natural dye. 🇮🇸 The prep work starts now for my residency in February, and winter foraging is sure to be challenging. Luckily, living in the PNW means I have access to similar organic material to test in my home studio. Let the brewing begin! . . . . . #iloveiceland #westfjords #visitwestfjords #artresidency #organicdye #organiccolor #foraging #lichen #travellingartist #traveltheworld #travelbloggerlife #trysomethingnew #keepexploring #happyartist #carveouttimeforart #calledtobecreative #creativeheart #moonbyrdie #margaretbyrd #seattleartist #artinstallation #installationart #inthestudio #studiopractice #mycreativebiz #pnwartist #artistoninstagram #naturaldye #myartpractice

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jon.golden

Heading Home: With ~50metric tonnes (110k pounds) of fish in the hold, it has been a good week. . Mother Nature shows off a little bit on the way home. . On Board old Einar Halfdans. . -- 66º 37 'N / 18º 29' W -- . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #breathtaking #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #cloudporn #sustainablefishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #commercialfishing #arcticcircle #justgoshoot #westfjords #instaiceland #ig_iceland #seascape #sunsetporn #seascapes #cloudscape #seagulls #clouds

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boreaadventures

Waiting for the midnight sun to appear around the corner. The eternal evening glow is magical in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. 📷 @benjaminhardman

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jon.golden

The Rest Of The Process: Once the fish has been bled, it needs to be gutted, the cod liver saved and the rest fed to the birds (waiting patiently around the ship), the fish are then sent below and sorted by size and species to enable easier sorting once back in port. ⠀ .⠀ Here @Samuel_Samuelsson and Weera Khisnsanthia, clean the fish. I have watched experienced fishermen and women clean/gut a fish in about 5 seconds. In a smooth motion, the fish is cut, the guts go down one hole on the cleaning table (to the birds) and the cod livers down another. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, an important source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).⠀ .⠀ I have heard that some ships use the proceeds from the cod liver harvest over the course of a season to pay for the crew's post season vacation.. Can anyone confirm this?⠀ .⠀ On board the old Einar Halfdans long line fishing boat in the Grænlandssund / Greenland Strait⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #bacalao #longdayatwork #arcticcircle #justgoshoot #westfjords #cod #instaiceland #ig_iceland #humansatsea #wildcaught

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marinstf

blue hour in the arctic. gentle, comforting blue that colors the ice, the water, the mountains, that warps around you. might look like it but it wasn't that cold, parka and hat and I wandered around for a good hour, taking photos, watching the village go to sleep and fishermen prepare their boat for a night at sea. #stayandwander #visitwestfjords

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jon.golden

Bleeding Fish: Karen Ingvadóttir cuts a good sized cod to bleed the fish out. This is done almost immediately as the fish are caught. . Bleeding fish as soon as it’s caught is crucial in preserving the quality of the meat. The intense stress that a fish goes under when its reeled in causes lactic acid to buildup in the muscle. So the sooner the fish is bled and killed, the better quality meat you’ll have. . On board the old Einar Halfdans long line fishing boat in the Grænlandssund / Greenland Strait. . . . . . . . . . #iceland #everydayiceland #igericeland #inspiredbynature #inspiredbyiceland @visitwestfjords #exploretocreate #earthfocus #rsa_outdoors #justgoshoot #charlottesville #canonusa #bravesailors #bolungarvík #sustainablefishing #fishing #visitwestfjords #jj_nature #instaiceland #fishermen #commercialfishing #bacalao #longdayatwork #arcticcircle #justgoshoot #westfjords #humanatsea #instaiceland #ig_iceland #humansatsea #womenatsea

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bernodusoli

Summer in the westfjords 😎☀️

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