Greenland by Chris Packham
I visited Greenland in the summer of 2008 and spent most of my time doing battle with the evil forces of reality trying to make some half decent images . The twenty four hours of daylight make it difficult because there is no 'magic-hour' at dawn and dusk - that time when the sun is low in the sky and offers lovely warm light and this means the stark landscapes of rock and ice can be very contrasty - making for ugly pictures . The only answer is to be active at 'night' so when most were trying to sleep I was prowling about looking for photos .
I visited Greenland in summer 08 and spent my time trying to make some half decent images.
This image was taken with the sun behind the clouds when it was at its lowest in the sky.
This ribbon of twisting skeins is a tiny glacial sheet which wound down to the sea.
This cemetery was bathed in summer sun and the brightly colour wreaths.
A single icicle in a hole says a lot about our melting ice and the wider landscape.
I wanted to get inside an iceberg. Not easy. But then we found some washed up on a beach.
Local people are very colourful and attractive.
This seal skin clad boy had been in school and his traditional dress was too good to miss.
Greenland 10, photo Megan McCubbin.
This picture of a mother and young Walrus was taken by my step-daughter.
This gallery is from
A ground-breaking expedition following the spectacular and unknown world of icebergs.