The Far North: Greenland

In 2017 I boarded a twin masted sailing ship in Ittoqqortoormiit, a predominantly hunting settlement of about 450 souls in remote East Greenland.

The ship would sail Scoresbysund and circumnavigate Milne Land; Greenland's third largest island. This trip would enable me to see Greenland's icepack, glaciers, rugged mountains and majestic icebergs much the same way as the first explorers would have.

Photographing icebergs the size of shopping malls as they floated past, eerily creaking and cracking as they slowly broke down to return to the sea. They provided not only spectacular photographic opportunities but left indelible memories of our fragile ever-changing planet.

I returned to the awe inspiring island again in 2018, but this time to explore Disko bay and the Ilulissat Icefjord; the river of ice from the Jakobshavn Glacier, which calves off enough ice annually to suffice all the water needs for the entire USA. Once again, I explored the region by ship, this time a slightly smaller, but incredibly nimble sailboat. 

Mother Nature provided spectacular conditions with an everchanging palette of colour and light in which to work with. The result are some of my very best images. I hope you agree as you click through and explore the gallery.

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