New gallery: Arctic – Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland

Exploring Scoresbysund by zodiac provided an opportunity to get up close and personal with the towering icebergs. Captured here in the morning sunlight, the ethereal iceberg is slowly melting, droplet by droplet

Our photo gallery containing shots from Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland in September 2010 is now online.

This is one of two shots of a beautiful iceberg melting in Scoresbysund, Greenland (a landscape orientation also available). It’s hard to show the scale of Greenland in single photographs, but for me this at least captures the beauty – huge snow-dusted mountains surround the boat, while intricate icebergs react to the sunlight in ways that range from bright white through to deep blue. This thin ice wall contains a texture almost like reptile skin, which in one area has melted through to form a window, droplets still trickling down from the arch.

Textures can be deceiving – in the lit area on the right of the image, four dimpled areas look just like paw prints… a bear? Or just a freak melt?

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