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Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland

Here's a series of shots from Flickr user DaveGrosv- enor13 that starts in Ireland and moves on to Greenland. First, this Irish shot, showing the village of Strandhill in County Sligo, with the massive Knocknarea mountain visible at right.

 

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Greenland icecap

We now jump 1,500 miles northwest, to the western edge of the icecap in South Greenland. This image shows the Kangiata Nunâta Sermia glacier in the foreground, with the Narsap Sermia glacier visible at the top of the image.

 

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Kangiata Nunata Sermia glacier, Greenland

The next image shows the broad upper reaches of the Kangiata Nunâta Sermia glacier.

 

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Kangiata Nunata Sermia glacier terminus

This image shows the terminus of the Kangiata Nunata Sermia glacier, in the foreground. Meeting it from the right is the Akugdlerssûp Sermia glacier. Together they flow into the ice-choked Kangersuneq fjord.

 

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South Greenland landscape

This image gives a good view of the landscape of the western part of South Greenland. In the foreground is the curving Kangaussarssup Sermia glacier, with low hills and lakes beyond. The Kangiata Nunâta Sermia glacier enters at right-center, and terminates almost immediately as it flows into the Kangersuneq fjord. In the upper right, the edge of the icecap is visible.

 

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Glacial river

The vertical white feature in the foreground here is not a glacier, but rather a glacial river, formed by the runoff from the Kangaussarssup Sermia glacier. A close look at the high-resolution image shows a hint of the braided river channels. The narrow pass at the bottom-center of the image also rules out this being a glacier.

 

Photos taken: November 3, 2006

Photos by: DaveGrosvenor13

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