21. 06. 2013.

UNESCO - Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland


Ilulissat Icefjord is a fjord in western Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, that runs west 40 km from the Greenland ice sheet to Disko Bay just south of Ilulissat town. It is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea, and one of the fastest (19 m per day) and most active glaciers in the world.
The combination of a huge ice sheet and a fast moving glacial ice-stream calving into a fjord covered by icebergs is a phenomenon only seen in Greenland and Antarctica. The photo shows one of those icebergs in the Disko Bay.
My 1st written & stamped postcards from Greenland, and a Unesco site at that! Thanks so much Radim, it was a splendid surprise..!!

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