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Greenland

The photographs in this gallery were taken in June 2007 on a three-day trip to the east coast of Greenland taking in Tasiilaq (Ammassalik) on the first day, an 11-hour trip in an open seal hunter’s boat on the second day, Kulusuk Island on the third day, followed by a two-hour flight up into the Arctic Circle on Air Iceland flight 292 – a Dash 8 turbo-prop service that operates a once-a-week supply flight between Kulusuk and Constable Pynt, about 800 km to the north-east inside the Arctic Circle, and then down to Iceland – undoubtedly the most scenic flight that I have ever been on anywhere in the world. Constable Pynt is the airport for Ittoqqortoormiit, a village situated on Scoresbysund – the world’s longest and widest fjord – where they say polar bears like snacking on humans for brunch. The flight carries only 21 passengers (the back half of the plane is used for freight) – and most of the passengers are locals - so you need to book months in advance to be sure of getting a seat. The last 25 images in this gallery were taken from that flight. I was told that for three out of four flights you can’t see much because of bad weather, so I was very lucky to have been able to bring back these pictures, representing what only a handful of people see once a month. I hope you enjoy these images from what is a truly spectacular part of the world. All images were taken at ISO-100 unless otherwise stated in the tech notes.
Kulusuk 01
Kulusuk 01
Tasiilaq 01
Tasiilaq 01
Tasiilaq 02
Tasiilaq 02
Tasiilaq 03
Tasiilaq 03
Tasiilaq 04
Tasiilaq 04
Tasiilaq 05
Tasiilaq 05
Tasiilaq 06
Tasiilaq 06
Tasiilaq 07
Tasiilaq 07
Tasiilaq 08
Tasiilaq 08
Tasiilaq 09
Tasiilaq 09
Tasiilaq 10
Tasiilaq 10
Tasiilaq 11
Tasiilaq 11
Tasiilaq 12
Tasiilaq 12
Tasiilaq 13
Tasiilaq 13
Tasiilaq 14
Tasiilaq 14
Tasiilaq 15
Tasiilaq 15
Atlantic Ocean 01
Atlantic Ocean 01
Sermilik 01
Sermilik 01
Sermilik 02
Sermilik 02
Sermilik 03
Sermilik 03
Sermilik 04
Sermilik 04
Sermilik 05
Sermilik 05
Sermilik 06
Sermilik 06
Sermilik 07
Sermilik 07
Sermilik 08
Sermilik 08
Tiniteqilaq 01
Tiniteqilaq 01
Tiniteqilaq 02
Tiniteqilaq 02
Tiniteqilaq 03
Tiniteqilaq 03
Tiniteqilaq 04
Tiniteqilaq 04
Tiniteqilaq 05
Tiniteqilaq 05
Tiniteqilaq 06
Tiniteqilaq 06
Ikasartivaq 01
Ikasartivaq 01
Ikateq USAF base 01
Ikateq USAF base 01
Ikateq USAF base 02
Ikateq USAF base 02
Ikateq USAF base 03
Ikateq USAF base 03
Ikateq USAF base 04
Ikateq USAF base 04
Ikateq USAF base 05
Ikateq USAF base 05
Ikateq USAF base 06
Ikateq USAF base 06
Ikateq USAF base 07
Ikateq USAF base 07
Ikateq USAF base 08
Ikateq USAF base 08
Ikateq USAF base 09
Ikateq USAF base 09
Ikateq USAF base 10
Ikateq USAF base 10
Ikateq channel 01
Ikateq channel 01
Knud Rasmussen 01
Knud Rasmussen 01
Knud Rasmussen 02
Knud Rasmussen 02
Knud Rasmussen 03
Knud Rasmussen 03
Knud Rasmussen 04
Knud Rasmussen 04
Knud Rasmussen 05
Knud Rasmussen 05
Sermiligaq 01
Sermiligaq 01
Sermiligaq 02
Sermiligaq 02
Sermiligaq 03
Sermiligaq 03
Erqiligarteq 01
Erqiligarteq 01
Erqiligarteq 02
Erqiligarteq 02
Angmagssalik 01
Angmagssalik 01
Kulusuk 02
Kulusuk 02
Kulusuk 03
Kulusuk 03
Kulusuk 04
Kulusuk 04
Kulusuk 05
Kulusuk 05
Kulusuk 06
Kulusuk 06
Sermiligaq 04
Sermiligaq 04
Sermiligao 05
Sermiligao 05
Sermiligao 06
Sermiligao 06
Arctic aerials 01
Arctic aerials 01
Arctic aerials 02
Arctic aerials 02
Arctic aerials 03
Arctic aerials 03
Arctic aerials 04
Arctic aerials 04
Arctic aerials 05
Arctic aerials 05
Arctic aerials 06
Arctic aerials 06
Arctic aerials 07
Arctic aerials 07
Arctic aerials 08
Arctic aerials 08
Arctic aerials 09
Arctic aerials 09
Arctic aerials 10
Arctic aerials 10
Arctic aerials 11
Arctic aerials 11
Arctic aerials 12
Arctic aerials 12
Arctic aerials 13
Arctic aerials 13
Arctic aerials 14
Arctic aerials 14
Arctic aerials 15
Arctic aerials 15
Arctic aerials 16
Arctic aerials 16
Arctic aerials 17
Arctic aerials 17
Arctic aerials 18
Arctic aerials 18
Arctic aerials 19
Arctic aerials 19
Arctic aerials 20
Arctic aerials 20
Arctic aerials 21
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Arctic aerials 22
Arctic aerials 22