ICEBERGS OFF Ilulissat
Icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord at it's confluence with Disco Bay. off Ilulissat, Greenland. Ilulissat formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350 km (220 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of approximately 5000 it is the third-largest city in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. The city is home to almost as many sledge-dogs.
In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs".The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has made Ilulissat the most popular tourist destination in Greenland. Tourism is now the town's principal industry. The city neighbours the Ilulissat Icefjord, where enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere.
Photography by Jim Graham