Still life


East Greenland offers extremes. In early winter, hurricanes of 140 knots or 260 kph blast down from the 10,000′ icecap destroying anything not bolted down or concreted in. But in the height of summer, the air can be breathless calm and the fjords as still as a mirror. This picture by a Tasmanian sea kayaker reveals what perfect peace looks like in the Arctic, and why it can seduce so many explorers into coming back time and again. It’s a mystical fascination, as anyone captive to its primordial charms will attest.

Published by earldeblonville


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