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02 March 2011 Sam Rua

Snow Covered Glacier


My first glacier (ever), seen over Greenland from 33,000 feet.

One of my most satisfying window seats of my life so far. The return trip from
Frankfurt to Los Angeles had us go up over Greenland. My first time for ever
seeing glaciers, icebergs and the frozen sea. I am not sure why it is called
Greenland, because the roughly 2,000 miles we traversed was almost nothing but
snow and ice. I was blessed with being on the right side of the plane (literally)
and having a cloud-free view. (Not the case as we passed by Iceland)

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Glenn Dean (Vatorman)29-Aug-2012 04:05
The immense size is hidden with altitude. Striking details within the range of white (errrr green?)
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)15-Mar-2011 06:55
Great images here,thanks! Vote
globalgadabout12-Mar-2011 03:25
a wonderful photo-op and you aced the shot...marvellous topography and unusual view to be cherished...V
Guest 12-Mar-2011 01:10
Beautiful! I wonder how high the mountains are, not much to give it perspective. V
davidksmith11-Mar-2011 21:08
Sam, this is a great shot of this glacier. The exposure is great. I love the interplay
between the shadows and highlights.
Patricia Kay11-Mar-2011 15:14
Stunning image Sam...BV
Tom LeRoy11-Mar-2011 14:41
What a great opportunity to take this fantastic shot! Breath-taking!V
Carol Rollins11-Mar-2011 14:04
This is beautiful and from such a great vantage point! Excellent work, Sam. ~
Fong Lam11-Mar-2011 13:02
Beautiful aerial view of these breathtaking glaciers, Sam....V
Stephanie11-Mar-2011 10:11
This is absolutely amazing Sam!!!!! Love the clarity and lighting of this awesome glacier! You certainly were in the right place at the right time! BV
Guest 11-Mar-2011 09:03
That really is amazing! Wonderful capture Sam. V
Bryan Murahashi11-Mar-2011 06:06
An amazing scene with this smooth river of ice. V
Guest 11-Mar-2011 04:45
Amazing you were able to capture these great shadows from your window. Great image.
Linda Willets11-Mar-2011 04:18
Beautiful view!
an nguyen11-Mar-2011 03:49
Such a fine observations .
Guest 11-Mar-2011 03:31
Wonderful image of a glacier and snow covered peaks that you do not see very often, mesmerizing.
Jim Coffman11-Mar-2011 03:08
What a amazing view!! Nice capture,Sam.
Tom Munson11-Mar-2011 02:41
Great shot, Sam, shooting out the window. Sharp and you nailed the exposure.
Guest 11-Mar-2011 02:33
Brrrrrrrrrrr and I thought it was cold here.
Guest 11-Mar-2011 02:17
A beautiful and very rare image. V.
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