7/18/2005: West Greenland - the first gallery // Click here to open (or close) the description
In 2002 I had joined the so-called “Thule Expedition” on board of the Russian vessel “MV Grigoriy Mikheev “. Prior to the voyage, I had spent some days in the famous Disko Bay with its array of huge icebergs most of them breaking from the world’s most productive and fastest moving glacier, the Jakobshavn Glacier, also known as Sermeq Kujalleq . At its terminus it is flowing at speeds of more than 20 meters (66 ft) per day and the velocity has even increased in the last years, probably due to the global warming. During my stay I also could view the immense dimensions of the glacier and its calving front by helicopter. Afterwards, our ship took us from Ilulissat via Uumannaq, Upernavik and the Melville Bay all along the west coast of Greenland to Thule and northernmost into the Smith Sound until the pack ice had stopped us from moving further. The collection of photographs may give you an impression of the breathtaking scenery
For the first time I had also used a DSLR (Canon D60) on this trip, though most photographs still had been taken with my slide cameras (Canon EOS 1V and EOS 3).Therefore some scans are included in the gallery, too.