Home from a splendid two-week voyage along the northwest coast of Greenland – focusing on the ice-choked fjords of Disko Bay and north to Thule. Traveled even farther north of that fabled Arctic outpost, in fact, to a point beyond Cape Alexander in Smith Sound where the expedition vessel MS FRAM ground to a halt in the ice…at 78-degrees-49 minutes-North.
Taking advantage of near-perfect weather throughout the voyage, returned with a truly colorful and comprehensive collection of images from Greenland – which is at the center of an amazing barrage of international media coverage directed at the dramatic meltdown of the Arctic icecap. Greenland is the very focal point of the Global Warming story and this photo shoot nicely documented the summer activities and settings in remote Inuit settlements in the far north and bustling towns such as Ilulissat, Upernavik, Sisimiut, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Siorapaluk and Qaanaaq.
A particularly beautiful day in the icefjord created by the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq (or Jacobshavn Glacier as the Danish named it) led to some amazing iceberg shots. This is the world’s fastest moving glacier and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. It certainly produces the world’s most dazzling display of ice!
For New Zealand’s ADVENTURE magazine, I worked with Dave G. Houser to produce Greenland, Global Warming’s Poster Child.