Greenland in June
This series of images from Flickr user lkylindy spans the east and west coasts of Greenland. The series starts in East Greenland, with this view of the mighty Dendritgletscher glacier. The main body of the glacier lies in the upper right, flowing into Barclay Bay in the upper center. In the foreground, the eastern spur of the glacier reaches toward the frozen waters of Knighton Bay in the lower left.
This abstract-looking shot provides an excellent view of two parallel glacial spurs in the northern portion of the Dendritgletscher. The high-resolution version of this photo provides an excellent view of the glacier's medial moraines (dark stripes running along the glacier), as well as the distinctive striated mountains and cup-shaped valleys in this region.
The next image shows the northernmost reaches of the Dendritgletscher, with the marshmallow-textured icecap on the Geikie Plateau flowing into the upper reaches of the glacier, flowing downhill toward the left. From here, the glacier stretches south for over 90 km before reaching its terminus in Barclay Bay, seen above in the first image on this page.
Here's another view of the same section of the Dendritgletscher, taken by Flickr user Vlad Butsky in 2006 from a slightly different angle.
Having passed over the Geikie Plateau, we now see the waters of the Gåsefjord (frozen, in the upper right). This fjord is a spur of Scoresy Sund, the world's largest fjord system, and is named for the barnacle geese that are common in this region.
Slightly further along the Gåsefjord, we find this image of the Magga Dan glacier flowing into the fjord.
Proceeding further inland, the next image shows the basalt cliffs and deep central valley of the Gåseland region, with the frozen upper reaches of the Gåsefjord visible in the upper center.
The next image shows the northern coast of Gåseland, with the frozen waters of the Rødefjord in the foreground and the upper reaches of the Gåsefjord in the upper left.
We now proceed over 1,000 km northwest, across Greenland's interior icecap, to this remote stretch of coastline in northern West Greenland. The image looks south along the many islands that dot this stretch of coast, with the waters of Baffin Bay on the right. Islands visible here include Qeqertarssuaq (lower right), Djavelen Tommelfinger (center), Sarqardlerssuaq (left-center), and Kiatagssuak, or Holm's Island (long island just above center).
The final image presents a close-up view of massive floating ice sheets just off the southern coast of the island of Anguniartarfik.
Photos taken: June 6, 2007
Photos by: lkylindy