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02 March 2011 Sam Rua

Greenland through Light Fog


Another view of Greenland from 33,000 feet.
We passed by around noon local time, so the shadows give you an
idea of just how far north we were. The angle of the shadows is
because I shot this looking from behind the plane. Very cool.

One of my most satisfying window seats ever. The return trip from Frankfurt to LA
had us go up over Greenland. My first time ever for seeing glaciers, icebergs and
the frozen sea. I am not sure why it is called Greenland, because the roughly 2,000
miles we traversed was almost nothing but snow and ice. I was blessed with being on
the right side of the plane (literally) and having a mostly cloud-free view.
(Not the case as we passed by Iceland)

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Pawel Kazmierczyk26-Jun-2015 09:13
great shot. NB, the 'green' in ' Greenland' comes from a subterfuge by the discoverer of the island, who wanted to attract settlers. Hence he called it 'greenland' rather than 'ice-wind-frost-land' :)
LyleT14-Dec-2013 02:47
Wonderfully effective. V
Guest 18-Mar-2011 11:30
I think this is my favorite of the series, very nice! V!
Milan Vogrin16-Mar-2011 07:19
Look great!
Guest 14-Mar-2011 09:56
wonderful capture sam.
January Grey14-Mar-2011 08:35
Fog? What fog! Terrific shot, Sam!
Bryan Murahashi14-Mar-2011 04:53
Great shadows for this icey landscape. V
Carol Rollins14-Mar-2011 04:01
Oooh, so beautiful. Another great shot, Sam. This must have been so great to see first hand. ~
Guest 14-Mar-2011 03:47
What a treasure this collection of photos is for you (and us)!
Yiannis Pavlis14-Mar-2011 03:44
Fantastic view ..What a capture Sam.
lou_rozensteins14-Mar-2011 02:52
Wonderful from that point of view!
Tom Munson14-Mar-2011 01:42
Man you had a clean window, Sam! Great shot!!!
Guest 14-Mar-2011 00:21
Still lookin for green, even a blade of grass lol.
an nguyen13-Mar-2011 23:07
Really beautiful view .
Tom LeRoy13-Mar-2011 22:54
Excellent capture! Stunning View!V!
Guest 13-Mar-2011 22:32
Beautiful! V.
Linda Willets13-Mar-2011 22:00
What a view.
Jim Coffman13-Mar-2011 20:59
Amazing !!
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