Saturday, 11 July 2015

Flying above a land of mountains and ice, Greenland

On our way to Seattle with flight LH0490, a Boeing 747 from Lufthansa we flew over Greenland at an altitude of 10,3 km. The weather was excellent with no clouds at the east frontier of the country. Lucky we were alert and looked at of the window because this is something you don't want to miss.

We saw the land of ice. Icebergs floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them enormous, others defragmented. The ice comes in many forms, shapes and colors. Most of it is bright white like fresh snow, we could however see brown, black and blue stains. The canyons, lakes and mountains were incredible. Maybe we exaggerate with the number of pictures but we could not resist.

Op weg naar Seattle met vlucht LH0490, een Boeing 747 van Lufthansa, vlogen we over Groenland, op een hoogte van 10,3km. De weersomstandigheden waren uitstekend zonder wolken aan de oostgrens van het land. Gelukkig waren we alert en keken we net uit het raam, dit is iets wat je niet wil missen. 

We zagen het land van ijs. ijsbergen drijven in de Atlantische Oceaan. Sommige enorm groot, andere verbrokkeld. Het ijs komt in vele vormen en kleuren, het meeste is spierwit, maar we zagen ook bruine, zwarte en fel blauwe plekken. De ravijnen, meren en bergen zijn ongelooflijk. Misschien overdrijven we met het aantal foto's maar we konden er niet aan weerstaan. 
 
Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

Ice Mountains Greenland

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13 comments:

  1. Het is inderdaad een prachtig zicht met veel variatie. Vraag me af vanwaar al die kleurvariatie. Mineralen?

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  2. I love flying over snow capped mountains and icy waterways - it looks so dramatic from the plane

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  3. very beautiful pictures, but I'm sure it was as cold as it is pretty

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  4. The photos looks good. Nice to see from up above. Have seen similar from a pilot friend up that way..

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  5. schitterende zichten Filip..

    daar moet je een beetje geluk voor hebben

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  6. Great shots from above. Looks chilly!

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  7. schitterend de verschillende uitzichten Filip. Fijne week Dietmut

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  8. Lucky you! These are marvellous shots...I would love to visit :)

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  9. Remarkable indeed, incredible shots you took, although it reminds me a bit too much like winter and I'm sure not ready for that yet!

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  10. Wonderful shots over of ice land.

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