not so green

aerial photos of greenland and beyond

Søndre Sermilik and Tasermiut Fjords

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Frozen fjords in East Greenland

This series of images from Flickr user dorien provides a great view of the fjords of southern Greenland. We start on the eastern coast, with a close-up view of the frozen Kutseq Fjord (left) and Qassit Fjord (lower right). The ice sheet visible at the top is a small icecap covering one of East Greenland's peninsulas.


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Tasermiut Fjord, southwest Greenland

We now travel about 85 kilometers west, for several views of the long, winding fjords that twist through southwestern Greenland. This image looks across the Tasermiut Fjord in the foreground, with Søndre Sermilik Fjord visible at the top of the image. Google Earth's elevation data is somewhat uneven in this region, so the images of the mountains don't align perfectly, but the small details of the fjord wall match the photograph, indicating the proper location.


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Søndre Sermilik Fjord, southwest Greenland

A bit north of the previous shot, this image shows a portion of the Søndre Sermilik Fjord just above center, and, just below center, a tip of one of the branches of the fjord. In the lower right corner is visible a slice of the Tasermiut Fjord. Note the great folded texture of the mountain ridge in the center of the image, best visible in the high-resolution version of the image.


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Southwest Greenland Fjords

Taken from a slightly different angle, this image provides a great overview of both the Tasermiut (right) and Søndre Sermilik (left) fjords. The textured ridge from the previous photo is left of center, and the southernmost portion of Greenland's inland icecap is visible in the upper right.


Photos taken: March 10, 2006

Photos by: dorien

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Not so green showcases aerial photographs from Greenland and from around the world taken by Flickr users, and locates each image on a map using Google Maps and Google Earth. More details.

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