Greenland and Maine
Flickr user skybound posted this series of photos from a flight passing over Greenland and the northeast United States. The first photo looks north over an isolated outcropping of nunataks protruding through the icecap in South Greenland. The icecap stretches north in an unbroken expanse for over 2,000 kilometers from this location.
About 30 km southwest, and closer to the edge of the icecap, the next image shows smaller groups of nunataks near the center of the image, and, in the foreground, the mountains lying along the upper reaches of South Greenland's Qôrqup Sermia glacier.
Finally, we continue on another 2,400 km southwest to this image of Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in the state of Maine. Moosehead contains many islands, including Sugar Island (the large island in the center-right foreground) and Deer Island (the slightly smaller island in the center foreground). Other lakes visible here include Brassua Lake (right-center), Long Pond (beneath the contrail at center), and Indian Pond (left-center). The town of Greenville, Maine, lies at the southern end of the lake, in the lower-left corner of the image.
Photos taken: December 22, 2007
Photos by: skybound
Route: Helsinki to New York