South Greenland - icecap and fjords
This series of shots from Flickr user litlaell takes us across the southern portion of Greenland, with images of the inland icecap, glaciers, and coastal fjords. The first image comes from near the southern edge of the icecap, where these nunataks protrude through the ice, breaking the vast unbroken expanse of ice in the interior.
The next image is from about 60 kilometers west. At the bottom of the frame is the Qôrqup Sermia glacier, and just above it, split by a point of land, is the Kiattuut Sermiat glacier. Near the center of the frame, the mountains give way to the southern edge of the icecap.
Another 30 kilometers west, this image show the Eqalorutsit Kitdlît Sermiat glacier flowing into the Nordre Sermilik fjord in the foreground.
Finally, the last image takes us to the southwestern corner of Greenland, with the large, low-lying island of Nunarssuit in the foreground. Oddly, this corner of Greenland is badly covered by most available satellite imagery. Google Maps, Google Earth, Yahoo Maps, and other satellite coverage all show this area in blurry, low-resolution imagery. This image provides a good look at a location that's hard to see even with today's best online mapping tools.
Photos taken: March 28, 2007
Photos by: litlaell