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Greenland is an incredible place to inspire the imagination and fuel your photographic desires. Home to some of the most extraordinary geology to be found on earth, the red and orange glacial-scarred landscape of Greenland stands in stark contrast to the electric blue icebergs that carve off its many glaciers.
It is a remote land of untamed and unbridled beauty which is rarely visited and even less rarely photographed. This is a unique opportunity to join Paul Gallagher, Michael Pilkington along with co-leader Martyn Lucas on an expedition adventure to the South East coast of Greenland to photograph awe-inspiring landscapes and magical icebergs this incredible location offers. Martyn Lucas is a professional photographer who has been visiting and leading expeditions here for many years. The landscape and seascapes of this region are both spectacular and extraordinary. Photographing unbelievable scenes under soft golden Arctic light is stimulating and, if we are lucky, Aurora Borealis in the chillness of night time too. We will also see and photograph incredible castellated icebergs that have calved off the many glaciers which surround us.
Dramatic glaciers with their deep crevasses and complex forms, fissures of blue ice tantalizingly nearby. And of course, the opportunity to witness huge columns of ice collapsing into the fjords, beginning their ethereal drift towards the ocean.
This expedition has been structured to provide the very best possible opportunities to photograph this hard to imagine landscape of the remote South East Coast of Greenland. Working during the best light of the day we will maximize our time for photography with daily shore and dedicated boat excursions, with plenty of time to photograph breath taking scenes.
This exclusive expedition is for a limited number of approximately 9 participants plus leaders and is devoted to the photography of Greenland landscapes and seascapes in the south east of the country. We will be situated in a very cosy and comfortable hotel in the Inuit town of Tasiilaq where some 2,000 inhabitants live. There will be opportunities to meet and enjoy encounters with the Inuit people and learn about their culture and history.
Our hotel will be in Tasiilak which is beautifully located in its own little bay, surrounded by majestic mountains. There is some excellent hiking in the near vicinity with majestic peaks piercing the skyline and clear ice-cold lakes.
If you are excited by the idea of traveling to the south east Coast of Greenland to photograph the incredible landscapes of this country with a small group of dedicated and passionate photographers, then this will be the trip of a lifetime!
Daily adventures abound and weather permitting we will sail to the magnificent Knud Rasmussen Glacier in Sermiligaaq fjord and go ashore at the deserted American WW2 airbase called Ikateq. Here there is plenty of opportunity to get a closer look at abandoned trucks, buildings and oil drums, while icebergs offer a perfect back drop. We will also sail between icebergs and ice floes as we make a trip to the Apusiaajik glacier. It is also our intention to visit the Inuit settlements of Kummiut, Osortoq and Semiligaq. There will be times when we are in the open sea as we sail into different fjord systems. Safety briefings will be held prior to boarding our boat, including use of life jacket and survival equipment.
At this time of the year there is likely to be stunning morning frosts, the first sea ice and beautiful soft pink light — an absolutely ideal combination for photography in this spectacular region of Greenland. There is also an excellent chance we will be dazzled by the Aurora Borealis too…truly an epic phenomenon.
Meals consist of breakfast, packed lunch, and dinners are held at regular times. All participants will fly into Kulusuk, Greenland from Reykjavik Domestic Airport in Iceland. This is when the workshop will begin. We can assist all participants in arrange this flight through local contacts. Upon arrival you will be transported by helicopter and/or boat to our hotel in Tasiilak. At the conclusion of our adventure, you will be transported back to Kulusuk either by helicopter or boat in time for your return flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. All helicopter/boat rides between Kulusuk and Tasiilak are included as part of your photography tour.
3 leaders with a maximum of 9 participants
Hotel AngmagssalikView Accommodation
The price includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast, packed lunch & evening meal basis, transportation during the workshop including private chartered boat, transfer by helicopter or boat between Tasiilak and Kulusuk, all 1 to 1 tuition. There is no Single Supplement.
You are responsible for air travel to and from Kulusuk Airport ( via Reykjavik International Airport, we can assist all participants to arrange this leg through our local contacts). Travel and camera insurance, other personal expenses such as bar bills.