Twist and turn: Petermann Glacier

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    Petermann Glacier, near its face, northwestern Greenland. This floating part of the glacier is 80km long, and 16km wide at it's skinniest. The cliffs in the backgrounds are around 1000m high.

    Photographed on the first leg of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts expedition 07/07/2009. Peterman glacier is the longest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere. The floating area is 16km by 80km. A 100 square km chunk, about 5 billion tonnes of ice is about to break off - and we're planning on being there to see it. Read my articles and see Nick Cobbing's photographs at the Climate Change blog weblog.greenpeace.org/climate

    ester68, ExeDave, *Flickr_Dawg, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. @satsuma7 69 months ago | reply

      I have this sudden urge to go tobogganing, but it looks like the most tranquil place on earth. That water colour is just amazing.

    2. ExeDave 69 months ago | reply

      Wow! What an amazing scene and image!
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    3. Campbell, Paul 69 months ago | reply

      where is this wonderful place?

    4. www.paulblackley.co.uk 69 months ago | reply

      An amazing place. Great shot Dave

    5. grimhund 69 months ago | reply

      I like this one the best, so far.....stunning.

    6. **amber_** 69 months ago | reply

      Absolutely fantastic shot!

    7. Ossie13 aka Steve 69 months ago | reply

      Stunning...............!!!!!

    8. Bee-lee 69 months ago | reply

      what an incredible scenery!

    9. Niall Corbet 69 months ago | reply

      That's one fast disappearing glacier!

    10. Neil Mansfield 69 months ago | reply

      That is a seriously great shot - Love the winding composition

    11. Ana OP 68 months ago | reply

      This is so amazing.

    12. Nogalte. Sin cámara, ni archivo. Estropeados. 56 months ago | reply

      Great polar shot.

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