In the calm waters of Greenland, gigantic icebergs dwarf everything around them.
Over the course of hundreds of years, these behemoths have grown into their own unique shape and size.
The natural beauty of the icebergs, some the size of a 15-story building, was captured by American photographer Michael J Quinn, 49, on a three-day expedition in Scoresby Sund, Eastern Greenland.
Nature at her most beautiful: This stunning iceberg was captured by American photographer Michael Quinn in the calm waters of Scoresby Sund, Eastern Greenland
Stunning: The icebergs have grown into unique shapes and sizes and some are as tall as a 15-storey building above the surface of the water
Photographer Michael Quinn, of Fort Collins, Colorado said: ‘Nothing prepares you for the scale of this place and the scale of the ice.
Picturesque: Mr Quinn spent three days travelling through a narrow, high-walled and submerged glacial valley known as the Scoresby Sund fjord system
‘Nothing prepares you for the scale of this place and the scale of the ice,’ says Michael, of Fort Collins, Colorado.
‘You just can’t imagine the amount of time that went into their creation. Thousands of years have passed since the first snow flake fell, and they have been on this extended journey over mountains and valleys.
‘I get to photograph them at the end of their lives, when they are set free to travel the world’s oceans.
‘I feel so insignificant and small when in amongst the icebergs, and that my time on this planet is so limited compared to their journey.’
Contemplating their formation, Mr Quinn said: ‘Thousands of years have passed since the first snow flake fell and they have been on this extended journey over mountains and valleys’
Privileged: Mr Quinn says he ‘gets to photograph them at the end of their lives, when they are set free to travel the world’s oceans’
[Notice the chemtrails]
Beautiful: Mr Quinn said he had his first experience of glaciers and icebergs during a trip to Iceland in 2010
Mesmerising: Mr Quinn hopes his images will inspire other people to contemplate their own adventures ‘however small or large’
Spending three days travelling through a narrow, high-walled, and submerged glacial valley known as the Scoresby Sund fjord system, Michael came into contact with icebergs well over 15 stories tall.
Michael explains: ‘In 2010 I had my first experience with glaciers and icebergs during an adventure in Iceland.
‘Once you get ice into your veins, it never leaves. You have this burning desire to return as every experience is unique; every iceberg is unique in its size, shape, texture and colour.’
Sharing his experiences: When Mr Quinn tells the story of his travels and show the images, he says ‘people walk away feeling like they went on the journey with me’
Time of the essence: Over the course of hundreds of years, these behemoths have grown into their own unique shape and size
The Scoresby Sund fjord system is the biggest and longest fjord system in the world, with the main body approximately 68 miles long.
‘People’s reactions are wonderful,’ says Michael.
‘When I tell the story of my travels and show the images, they walk away feeling like they went on the journey with me, that they have had the experience that I have had.
‘The difficult part is trying to convey the sense of scale and size. I hope that people are inspired enough by my images to contemplate their own adventures, however small or large.’
Mr Quinn says: ‘ I feel so insignificant and small when in among the icebergs and that my time on this planet is so limited compared to their journey’
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4 thoughts on “Greenland’s blue horizon: Photographer captures the slow drift of humungous 15-storey icebergs sculpted by the elements over hundreds of years”
I thought these were really beautiful!! Notice the Chem trails in some of the pictures. Sad, but the ice is amazing!!
Makes me thirsty for a Stoli on the rocks.
Stunning images, thanks for the post.
If I’m not mistaken, those look like chemtrails in the 6th & 7th ones down.