Ice Passage, the icebergs of Disko Bay in B&W

A chilly black & white landscape photograph of a narrow passage through the icebergs of Disko Bay near the Ilulissat Icefjord in Arctic Greenland.

Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland
October, 2015

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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR III

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/250s, ISO 250 and 170mm

Size original

7331 x 3665 pixels


Disko Bay is a bay on the western coast of Greenland and is full of giant icebergs and chunks of ice. As a result, the Arctic scenery there is just stunning and unique. The icebergs of Disko Bay pass out of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord runs west 40 km (25 mi) from the Greenland ice sheet to Disko Bay just south of Ilulissat town. At the eastern end of the Ilulissat Icefjord is the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. It is one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the open sea. It also is the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere.

This photograph in B&W was captured from a small boat. It was close to sunset. As a result, the soft sunset light selectively brightens parts of the icebergs in this coastal landscape. The dark clouds above the icebergs add some mood to the photograph.

The Unesco declared Ilulissat Icefjord a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. And righteously so!

Please visit our The Arctic theme for more photographs from the Arctic including some more featuring the icebergs of Disko Bay. Alternatively, visit the Nordic Landscape Photography collection for more photos from the Nordics in general.

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3 comments for Ice Passage, the icebergs of Disko Bay in B&W

  1. Joan Munford

    Striking and impressive capture.
    You must have stood there in awe, watching this Johan?!

  2. Sophie Vandebuerie

    Wow! Johan , this is really outstanding! ;-)

  3. Michael A. Koontz

    Purdy looking icebergs man, and I like the sense of scale they always manage to produce. A place where people can get to feel like dwarfs amongst titans :)

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