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The world's largest island is dominated by the world's second largest icecap, in places reaching a depth of 3000 metres. The southern tip of Greenland lies on the same latitude as northern Scotland, but the northern tip of this huge island is the world's most northerly landmass.

The tiny population of Greenland lives around the ice-free coasts, principally on the west coast, where the calving glaciers of Disko Bay are a major attraction to visitors. The Inuit people of Greenland still pursue their traditional hunting and fishing lifestyle, using dog sleds and small boats.

Reached by air from Iceland or Denmark, the best way to explore the unspoilt wilderness of Greenland is by boat, which maximises the chance of seeing whales and dramatic seabird colonies, while those venturing i
Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...
Meltwater pouring off iceberg as chains of droplets. Scoresbysund Fiord, East Greenland, 2005.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Meltwater pouring off iceberg as chains of droplets. Scoresbysund Fiord, East Greenland, 2005.
Edge of iceberg with the moon in the sky, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Edge of iceberg with the moon in the sky, Greenland, August 2009
Iceberg, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Iceberg, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009
House on the coast with icebergs in the distance, Saqqaq, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / House on the coast with icebergs in the distance, Saqqaq, Greenland, August 2009
Icebergs at dusk, Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Icebergs at dusk, Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009
Full moon over an iceberg at dusk, Saqqaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Full moon over an iceberg at dusk, Saqqaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009
Full moon over an iceberg at dusk, Saqqaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Full moon over an iceberg at dusk, Saqqaq, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009
Inuit home with dead Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) hanging outside to keep them cold. Moriussaq, Northwest Greenland.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit home with dead Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) hanging outside to keep them cold. Moriussaq, Northwest Greenland.
Icebergs at dusk, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Icebergs at dusk, Greenland, August 2009
Iceberg at dusk, Greenland, August 2009 WWE BOOK  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Iceberg at dusk, Greenland, August 2009 WWE BOOK
Icebergs silhouetted at sunset, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Icebergs silhouetted at sunset, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009
Portrait of an Arctic Snow Hare (Lepus Arcticus Groenlandicus) North East Greenland. February 2009.  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Portrait of an Arctic Snow Hare (Lepus Arcticus Groenlandicus) North East Greenland. February 2009.
Portrait of an Arctic snow hare (Lepus arcticus groenlandicus) North East Greenland. March  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Portrait of an Arctic snow hare (Lepus arcticus groenlandicus) North East Greenland. March
Photographer Uri Golman photographing Arctic Hare (Lepus Arcticus Groenlandicus) North East Greenland, Arctic. February 2009.  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Photographer Uri Golman photographing Arctic Hare (Lepus Arcticus Groenlandicus) North East Greenland, Arctic. February 2009.
Two Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) fighting, Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009: Runner-up in the 'Mammal Behaviour' category  -  Morten Hilmer
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Morten Hilmer / Two Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) fighting, Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009: Runner-up in the 'Mammal Behaviour' category
Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...
Houses in the Inuit community of Qaanaaq, on the shore of Inglefield Bay in autumn. Northwest Greenland, September 2008.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Houses in the Inuit community of Qaanaaq, on the shore of Inglefield Bay in autumn. Northwest Greenland, September 2008.
Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Dramatic 'Undulatus asperatus' cloud formation as a storm builds at dawn over Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay. Northwest Greenland, September 2008. This cloud formation was first proposed as a new type of clo...
Grounded iceberg, with grooves caused by air bubbles eroding ice. Greenland, 1985.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Grounded iceberg, with grooves caused by air bubbles eroding ice. Greenland, 1985.
Walrus on ice floe {Odobenus rosmarus} Atlantic Greenland  -  Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Walrus on ice floe {Odobenus rosmarus} Atlantic Greenland
Two Walrus hauled out on ice floe {Odobenus rosmarus},  Greenland  -  Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Two Walrus hauled out on ice floe {Odobenus rosmarus}, Greenland
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) in flight, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) in flight, Disko Bay, Greenland, August 2009
Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) silhouetted at twilight, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) silhouetted at twilight, Greenland, August 2009
Tent at night next to Russell Glacier, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Tent at night next to Russell Glacier, Greenland, August 2009
Icebergs, Qaanaaq, Greenland.  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Icebergs, Qaanaaq, Greenland.
Iceberg with land behind, Qaanaaq, Greenland  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Iceberg with land behind, Qaanaaq, Greenland
Ice fragments on coastal rocks, Saqqaq, Greenland, August 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Jensen / Ice fragments on coastal rocks, Saqqaq, Greenland, August 2009
Greenland Huskies (Canine familiaris) on the sea ice near Scoresbysund, Ittoqqortoormiit, North East Greenland. March 2009.  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Greenland Huskies (Canine familiaris) on the sea ice near Scoresbysund, Ittoqqortoormiit, North East Greenland. March 2009.
Snow covered Huskies (Canis familiaris) waking after storm, Northwest Greenland.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Snow covered Huskies (Canis familiaris) waking after storm, Northwest Greenland.
Dog sledge on Giant Kangia fjord, Disko Bay, Greenland. Transport for tourists  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Dog sledge on Giant Kangia fjord, Disko Bay, Greenland. Transport for tourists
Dog sledge on Giant Kangia fjord, Disko Bay, Greenland. Transport for tourists  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Dog sledge on Giant Kangia fjord, Disko Bay, Greenland. Transport for tourists
Inuit Narwhal hunter with Polar bear skin trousers, Qaanaaq, NW Greenland.  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Inuit Narwhal hunter with Polar bear skin trousers, Qaanaaq, NW Greenland.
Ski-doo, local transport, Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresbysund, North East Greenland. March 2009.  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Ski-doo, local transport, Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresbysund, North East Greenland. March 2009.
Inuit hunters with dead Narwhal, Qaanaaq, NW Greenland.  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Inuit hunters with dead Narwhal, Qaanaaq, NW Greenland.
Two ladies looking through their window. (Mayor Asi Chemnitz and her secretary Anna of Nuuk Commune) This is the second largest Commune of the world.  Ittoqqortoormiit. Scoresbysund, North East Greenl...  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Two ladies looking through their window. (Mayor Asi Chemnitz and her secretary Anna of Nuuk Commune) This is the second largest Commune of the world. Ittoqqortoormiit. Scoresbysund, North East Greenl...
Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.
Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.
Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.
Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Fur clad Inuk building igloo for hunting shelter. Northwest Greenland, 1980.
Inuk standing on snow block building igloo. Northwest Greenland, 1986.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuk standing on snow block building igloo. Northwest Greenland, 1986.
Inuit hunter lighting stove inside igloo. Northwest Greenland, 1986.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter lighting stove inside igloo. Northwest Greenland, 1986.
Inuit hunter using white screen hide for camouflage while seal hunting. Northwest Greenland, 1977.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter using white screen hide for camouflage while seal hunting. Northwest Greenland, 1977.
Inuit hunter skinning Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) out on sea ice. Northwest Greenland.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter skinning Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) out on sea ice. Northwest Greenland.
Inuit hunter with frozen hood and beard at minus 30 celsius. Northwest Greenland.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter with frozen hood and beard at minus 30 celsius. Northwest Greenland.
Inuit hunter drinking from meltpool at ice edge, Northwest Greenland, 1971.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit hunter drinking from meltpool at ice edge, Northwest Greenland, 1971.
Inuit family using ice floe as raft to cross wide lead in early summer. Qaanaaq, Northwest Greenland, 1971.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit family using ice floe as raft to cross wide lead in early summer. Qaanaaq, Northwest Greenland, 1971.
Inuit elder fishing for Sculpin through lead in sea ice. Qaanaaq, Northwest Greenland.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Inuit elder fishing for Sculpin through lead in sea ice. Qaanaaq, Northwest Greenland.
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