Most viewed - Greenland
329 viewsThe river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. It was a block from the main street. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey rocks surrounding the river are not ice, as some have asked me.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
325 viewsTide cracks in the sea ice around grounded icebergs; the trail made by the front loader used to collect glacier ice for melting runs through the middle.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
322 viewsThree stone inukshuks on the hillside behind Qaanaaq are often used as trail markers or to herd caribou for hunting purposes.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
322 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
319 viewsWe are forced to travel on the ice-foot at the edge of the land due to the thin ice.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
319 viewsSiorapaluk, the world's northernmost community, looms in the snow-filled air late in the day.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
316 viewsJoelie drives Jens's dogs.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
314 viewsThe sun gets lower on the journey back to Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
312 viewsThe ice-covered Inglefield Fjord lies in the background behind the town of Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
307 viewsA stone inukshuk on the hillside above Qaanaaq is still in the shade as the first light of dawn catches the icebergs in the frozen fjord.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
305 viewsThe flag of Pilersuisoq marks the general store in Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
304 viewsA view of the entire town of Kanger from the top of a nearby hill. You can see the landing strip and airport in the background and the series of buildings that form the main street in the foreground. I was expecting snow and ice when I showed up, but my first experience in Greenland was drab, rocky hills and sandy terrain. The weather was brisk but not very cold.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
189 files on 16 page(s)

Browse Galleries

View Index for All Albums


Photo & Image Gallery FAQ

Questions or comments about the NSIDC Photo Gallery? Contact the NSIDC User Services Office.

Look up snow and ice related words and terminology in our Cryosphere Glossary

Visit our Education Center to learn more about snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and research in cold regions.

Read about Scientists at NSIDC