East Greenland coastal landscapes
This series of aerial images of East Greenland from Flickr user rezabe shows the coastal mountains and glaciers south of the Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord. The first image shows coastal islands in the frozen water, with Cape Louis Ussing visible in the left foreground.
This is a wider view of the area from the previous image. Cape Louis Ussing is at left center. At right, several glaciers flow around the low, snow-covered island in the foreground.
A slightly different angle on the coastal landscape from the previous image.
The next image shows a closer view of the calving front of one of the tidewater glaciers, flowing from right to left and terminating at the center of the frame. Note the large icebergs in the foreground, calved from the glacier, protruding above the frozen sea. Note also the sunlight reflecting from the narrow strip of open water at the edge of the island, probably kept unfrozen by the rising and falling tides.
The glacier from the previous frame is at center here, and another glacier lies in the foreground. The calving front of the center glacier has retreated about one kilometer relative to the Google Earth satellite photograph.
A wider view of the previous scene.
A view along the coast, facing south, showing the rugged islands of the East Greenland coast.
The next two images are from slightly further inland, about 25 kilometers west of the previous images. They show the upper reaches of the glaciers seen in the earlier images, flowing from right to left toward the sea.
A closer look at some of the nunataks poking through the glacial ice.
Photos taken: March 25, 2006
Photos by: rezabe