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Ikateq channel 01
26 June 2007 David Astley

Ikateq channel 01


After spending an hour at the abandoned USAF base, we headed further up the Ikateq channel towards the Sermiligaq fjord where we intended to turn north and travel to the snout (terminus) of the Knud Rasmussen glacier. On the way we stopped to photograph some of the more interesting icebergs that had been calved from this glacier and the Karale glacier, which together were the sources of all the icebergs in these channels. I particularly liked the shape of this 30-35 ft high iceberg which reminded me of those super cruisers that you see tied up in marinas in places like Monaco and Miami. This iceberg has four distinct waterlines, indicating that it has changed its form at least that many times since it was calved from one of the glaciers about 20 km to the north, and a very smooth surface, which suggests that much of what is above water now was previously underwater.

Nikon D200 , AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1:4 G ED
f/8, 1/320, 13mm, CPL full exif

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