Greenland East Coast Winters Cusp Expedition Report

September 30th - October 11th 2023

In late September 2023, I ran my Greenland East Coast Winters Cusp expedition to Scoresby Sund, the world’s most extensive (and spectacular) fjord system. This expedition was carefully timed for late September to ensure actual sunrise and sunset for optimal light. Journeys to this part of Greenland in June / July and August usually just result in overhead harsh light 24 hours a day, so the choice of time of travel is crucial for photographic expeditions to this part of the world. Proper darkness also provides opportunities for Aurora photography, something we took advantage of on several occasions. Scoresby Sund is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best place in the world to photograph monolithic icebergs, many of which can dwarf skyscrapers. The incredible sizes, shapes, textures and colours are a photographer’s dream, and the transient nature of icebergs makes each photograph unique – something exceptional these days in a world saturated with Instagram hot spot locations.


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