not so green

aerial photos of greenland and beyond

Iceland and Greenland

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Fláajökull, Iceland

Flickr user Adventurat posted this set of photos from a transatlantic flight, crossing over Iceland and Greenland. The first photo shows the eastern edge of the Vatnajökull icecap, the largest in Iceland. Smaller glaciers spill out from all directions from Vatnajökull. Here, we see the glacier called Fláajökull flowing from left to right across the foreground of the image.


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Cape Grivel, East Greenland

The flight continues on another 700 km northwest, crossing over the Denmark Strait and arriving at Greenland's eastern coast. This photo shows a small peninsula on the coast, with the Grivel Fjord at far left, and the Savary Fjord at right-center. In the foreground, on the right side of the peninsula, is Cape Grivel.


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Savary Fjord, East Greenland

The next image provides a close-up look at Savary Fjord. A small glacier feeds into the head of the fjord at left, but its surface is obscured here under snow cover. Note the distinctive striated texture of the mountains in the foreground, better seen in the high-resolution image.


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Grivel Fjord, East Greenland

The final image looks north along Grivel Fjord. Again, a small glacier feeds into the head of the fjord, but its details are obscured here by snow and shadows from the mountains.


Photos taken: October 15, 2007

Photos by: Adventurat

Route: London to (Unknown)

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