Crown Prince Frederick Mountains
This highly detailed trio of shots by Flickr user Peter Howells shows great details in the nunataks of East Greenland. A nunatak is a mountain that protrudes through the ice of a glacier or icecap. East Greenland contains the greatest concentration of nunataks in Greenland, spread in fields up and down the coast. This field, just south of the massive Kangerdlussuaq fjord, is called the Crown Prince Frederick Mountains.
Another closeup view of a group of nunataks in the Crown Prince Frederick Mountains.
A wider view of the nunatak field. To the left is the inland icecap, which stretches unbroken for over 300 miles. The higher mountains in the background surround the Kangerdlussuaq fjord.
Photos taken: February 9, 2007
Photos by: Peter Howells