East and West Greenland
This pair of images from Flickr user Drup shows the dramatic difference in scenery between the east and west coasts of Greenland. The first image comes from West Greenland, and shows the smooth, low-lying coastal islands south of Disko Bay. In the foreground is the Nangissat peninsula; at left center is the island of Naajat, and at right center is the island of Umivik. Lying behind them is the island of Pikiuleq. Google has recently acquired high-resolution imagery of the some of the islands in just west of here - this is the white-colored region in the background. Check out the view in Google Earth to see a detailed, high-resolution view of this landscape.
The next image, taken a couple hours later and about 700 km east, shows the mountains and glaciers of the coastline in East Greenland. Running through the center of the image is the mighty Glacier de France, which is about 3.5 km wide in the region in the foreground. The glacier flows eastward into the Kangertittivatsiaq fjord, whose iceberg-choked surface is visible in the center of the image. Note the distinctive curving medial moraine (showing as a dark line) visible on the glacier in the foreground.
Here's another view of the Glacier de France, taken by Flickr user cwatsims in September 2006.
Photos taken: February 23, 2004
Photos by: Drup