Greenland’s Icebergs


In a previous blog,  ‘Anthropomorphic Ice’ , I used the following two of my photographs from a visit, by cruise ship, to the southern and western shores of Greenland in 2008.  These two photographs were of floating ice, one of which appeared to take the form of a polar bear floating on its back, and the other of a seal hitching a ride on a passing ice floe … 

Icebergs can be seen in many of the world’s oceans, but the western reaches of the North Atlantic are perhaps where they are the most prolific.  It is here, where the multitude of icebergs meet the major transatlantic shipping routes, that the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in 1912. 

I now include below a gallery of photographs, all of which I took on this same trip, along the south west coast of Greenland, travelling north as far as Greenland’s capital, Nuuk.  All are of the extensive ice floes and icebergs which dot the seas around Greenland, after breaking away from the numerous glaciers which deposit their ice into these coastal waters  . . .

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