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457 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
455 viewsThe sun gets lower on the journey back to Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
454 viewsDogs guard the houses in Qaanaaq
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
454 viewsThe sled teams leave Siorapoluk and head back to Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
453 viewsWe land the helicopter on the ice sheet near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. The Danish pilot, Karl, is shown tip-toeing over to where we are. There are deep crevasses here to avoid stepping into, some of them possibly hidden under the snow. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
449 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.
443 viewsAndy Mahoney poses on sea ice with open water behind him.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
440 viewsA dog team hugs the coast to avoid the wide expanse of water and thin ice.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
435 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.
434 viewsThe ice-covered Inglefield Fjord lies in the background behind the town of Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
433 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.
430 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.
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