Kangikitsuak fjord in East Greenland
This image from Flickr user acmelucky777 provides a great view of the tidewater glaciers and fjords of East Greenland. The fjord here is Kangikitsuak. The two main glaciers feeding this fjord have different calving patterns. The glacier in the bottom center is producing a wispy, smoke-like stream of icebergs which floats up in to the center of the fjord. In contrast, the glacier at left center produces a thick, dense pack of ice, which chokes the fjord for about four kilometers before ending abruptly just below the center of the photo. Both of these calving patterns can also be seen in the Google Earth screenshot. Notice also that the calving front of the upper glacier has retreated by about 1,500 meters since the Google Earth screenshot. The lower glacier has been more stable - it has retreated by only about 300 meters.
Photos taken: May 12, 2005
Photos by: acmelucky777