not so green

aerial photos of greenland and beyond

Greenland and Baffin Island

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East Greenland coastline

Here's an excellent series of photos from Flickr user Peter Miller Photo World, crossing Greenland from east to west. The series starts just off the shore of East Greenland, over the waters of the Denmark Strait, with this view of the rugged East Greenland coast. In the lower left is Cape Nansen; near the center is Cape Garde, and between them is Cape Hartz.


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Christian IV Glacier, East Greenland

Coming ashore, we see this view of the coastal fjords and glaciers. In the lower left are the waters of Ryberg Fjord; in the lower right is the iceberg-dotted Jensens Fjord. The center of the image is dominated by the massive Christian IV Glacier, flowing into the iceberg-choked Nansen Fjord at right-center.


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Ryberg Fjord, East Greenland

Here's a closer look at Ryberg Fjord, with a small glacier, showing distinct medial moraines, feeding into the fjord just above center.


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Fredriksborg Glacier, East Greenland

Slightly further inland, the next image shows the Fredriksborg Glacier in the lower left. The glacier is about six kilometers across in the section shown here.


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Fredriksborg Glacier, East Greenland

The lower reaches of the Fredriksborg Glacier split into two branches, with the junction shown clearly in this image. The eastern branch continues the main southerly flow of the glacier, flowing out of the image at right-center, while the western branch breaks off at right angles, flowing off the bottom of the image and entering Watkins Fjord just off the bottom of the frame.


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Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier, East Greenland

Further inland, the next image is a spectacular shot of the Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier. This short, wide glacier discharges enormous quantities of ice into the Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord. The glacier ends toward the lower left corner, and the bright streak across the lower center of the image consists of thousands of icebergs floating in the fjord.


Here's another view of the terminus of the Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier, taken by Flickr user slackeratslack in October 2005.

Photo (© slackeratslack)
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Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

We now travel about 1,400 km west, across Greenland and Baffin Bay, to the final image, showing the fjords on the east coast of Baffin Island. The glacier at the lower left feeds a series of glacial lakes that stretch off toward the right center.


Photos taken: August 19, 2007

Photos by: Peter Miller Photo World

Route: Unknown

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