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Greenland 2016

In August 2016, I visited Greenlandís remote East Coast. Traveling by plane from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Kulusuq, Greenland, then by helicopter to Tasiilaq and from there on a 5-hour boat ride to a remote Base Camp. Established by Natural Habitat, the tent camp offered an insight into the remote landscape and culture of the local Inuit population. Exploring the waters and icebergs by zodiac and by hiking, the narrow strip of barren land between the permanent ice shield and the Atlantic offered an amazing geology, sparse vegetation with mosses and colorful spring bloom. There was little wild- and birdlife which was surprising to me. Yet the short summers and long cold winters might explain the inhospitable environment. The only land mammal on the East Coast of Greenland, the arctic fox, was elusive and we never saw one. There are muskox on the Westerns shores. Meeting with native subsistence Inuits and learning about their way of life was an eye-opening experience. Using hunting techniques passed on from father to son, they predominantly hunt for sea mammals by boat and by dog sled. I am thankful for having had this experience and want to share some of my images here.
The Village of Tenet
The Village of Tenet
The Lake beyond the camp
The Lake beyond the camp
Leaving puppy island
Leaving puppy island
An island among the icebergs
An island among the icebergs
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Determined
Determined
mobbed by puppies -
mobbed by puppies -
on puppy island
on puppy island
Meggi on puppy island with Greenland sled dogs
Meggi on puppy island with Greenland sled dogs
Reflections
Reflections
Interesting different types of Ice with ice bridges and towering ones
Interesting different types of Ice with ice bridges and towering ones
Enormous icebergs in the harbor
Enormous icebergs in the harbor
Cozy warm in our Mustang Survival Suits
Cozy warm in our Mustang Survival Suits
Riding the zodiacs
Riding the zodiacs
One of the very few songbirds that we saw in East Greenland
One of the very few songbirds that we saw in East Greenland
Tesiilaq
Tesiilaq
Approaching Greenland in a propeller airplane
Approaching Greenland in a propeller airplane
Breaking apart?
Breaking apart?
Rare birdlife among the icebergs
Rare birdlife among the icebergs
Reflections
Reflections
Arctic cotton swaying in the wind
Arctic cotton swaying in the wind
Julius, our Inuit Guide
Julius, our Inuit Guide
Cruising among gigantic icebergs
Cruising among gigantic icebergs
Cruising among gigantic icebergs
Cruising among gigantic icebergs
Arctic cotton
Arctic cotton
Springflowers on a hike to the glaciers
Springflowers on a hike to the glaciers
Arctic cotton swaying in the wind
Arctic cotton swaying in the wind
Glacial run-off with reflection of the mountains
Glacial run-off with reflection of the mountains
Glacial Ice
Glacial Ice
Wash Day!
Wash Day!
Clothes Line
Clothes Line
Abandoned house
Abandoned house
Abandoned
Abandoned
The House on the Hill, Tenet
The House on the Hill, Tenet
The Piano Cafe on the Hill
The Piano Cafe on the Hill
Will you come to the Piano Cafe?
Will you come to the Piano Cafe?
Waiting for winter
Waiting for winter
Julius, our Inuit Guide
Julius, our Inuit Guide
Greenland dog
Greenland dog
Grave, Tenet Village
Grave, Tenet Village
Cemetery, Tenet Village
Cemetery, Tenet Village
Tasiilaq Village
Tasiilaq Village
Tenet
Tenet
Cemetery, Tasiilaq
Cemetery, Tasiilaq
Summer Bloom, Harebell
Summer Bloom, Harebell
Fireweed, Valley of Flowers, Tasiilaq
Fireweed, Valley of Flowers, Tasiilaq
Valley of Flowers, Tasiilaq
Valley of Flowers, Tasiilaq