Viking Glacier NE Greenland by Jane Lee
Viking Glacier NE Greenland by Jane Lee

Canon 50D with Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM - Whilst visiting North East Greenland, I was in a Zodiac cruising the Alpe Fjord. Due to the number of people in this small boat, I was struggling to get a good angle for my shot as we gently swung round in front of the Viking Glacier. I kept at a low level so I was able to get a good reflection in the still waters of the fjord whilst also trying to keep steady to ensure everything was sharp.

I love this picture because to me the scenery is so beautiful and so tranquil that it is easy to overlook the powerful natural forces that we often take for granted but which together have formed this landscape. About 21,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum, the fjord was filled with fast flowing ice and it is surrounded by steep mountain walls (rising to heights of over 2000m) which have not only been carved by glacial erosion but also deformed by tectonic collisions over millions of years. The sheer natural beauty of the earth and power of nature portrayed in one image.

Viking Glacier NE Greenland by Jane Lee

Canon 50D with Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM - Whilst visiting North East Greenland, I was in a Zodiac cruising the Alpe Fjord. Due to the number of people in this small boat, I was struggling to get a good angle for my shot as we gently swung round in front of the Viking Glacier. I kept at a low level so I was able to get a good reflection in the still waters of the fjord whilst also trying to keep steady to ensure everything was sharp.

I love this picture because to me the scenery is so beautiful and so tranquil that it is easy to overlook the powerful natural forces that we often take for granted but which together have formed this landscape. About 21,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum, the fjord was filled with fast flowing ice and it is surrounded by steep mountain walls (rising to heights of over 2000m) which have not only been carved by glacial erosion but also deformed by tectonic collisions over millions of years. The sheer natural beauty of the earth and power of nature portrayed in one image.