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Black sand beaches, lush natural pools against mountainous backdrops, and the midnight sun: Iceland is a land like no other. In order to understand how this volcanic, otherworldly island has remained mostly untouched, it’s best to see the nation up close, and capturing Iceland’s breathtaking but alien landscape is a task for an artist who understands nature on an holistic level. Naturalist and photographer Feo Pitcairn’s “Primordial Landscapes,” the latest photography exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, takes viewers on a spellbinding trip to a paradise of ice, water, and green hills. Pitcairn has been behind some of the photography world’s most beautiful landscape exhibitions; in addition to images of Iceland, his portfolio includes stunning takes on Antarctica, Costa Rica, and Botswana. His new photos reveal how Iceland’s melting glacier peaks, geysers, and cliffs can impact the lives of the rest of us. The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 633-1000. mnh.si.edu.