The Icy Arctic, a bird and an iceberg close to sunset

A photograph in colour, showing an icy Arctic coastal landscape in Greenland with a bird flying above an impressive iceberg close to sunset.

Icefjord, Disko Bay, Greenland
October, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/160s, ISO 200 and 20mm

Size original

7338 x 3669 pixels


This chilly coastal landscape photograph features an iceberg close to sunset. It was taken from a small boat in the Icefjord, close to the town of Ilulissat in west Greenland. The iceberg caught the eye because of its characteristic shape. You are looking at the part that was underwater until the iceberg flipped upside down just a few days before. Soft light is warming the iceberg as well as the bird flying above it sideways. The clouds were nicely smooth, and warm sunset colours started to appear in the sky.

This Arctic landscape photograph shows how exceptional the views are in the Ilulissat Icefjord. Seeing an iceberg close to sunset is a once in a lifetime experience for most. The Icefjord runs west 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Greenlandic ice sheet. It is full of giant icebergs trying to find their way to Disko Bay and then onwards to the Baffin Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean. At the east end of the Icefjord is the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, which is one of the world’s most productive glaciers.

Please visit our The Arctic landscape photography theme or the Nordic Landscape Photography portfolio for more photos like this one. You will find more photographs of icebergs close to sunset there. Alternatively, check out our The Coast landscape photography theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world.

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1 comment for The Icy Arctic, a bird and an iceberg close to sunset

  1. Simone Valster

    I envy you 🙂 The tiny bird makes the iceberg look huge!

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