Tasersuaq Lake and Glacier, north of Nuuk, Greenland

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (17)

Ian Stehbens on June 7, 2007

A flight never to be forgotten! I cannot understand how a plane lod of passengers can sit watching some movie with the window shutters down while all this and much more is to be seen from the window. This flight was from LHR to SFO, the route taking one over the Hebrides, Surtse, and Iceland's south coast, over the ice floes of Denmark Strait, across Greenland, Baffin Island, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, south Alberta, the Snake River plateau before descending into San Francisco - a long all daylight summer flight!

Ross Dickson on December 17, 2008

Couldn't agree more! Flown from LHR to New York JFK via Keflavik and was glued to the window over Greenland. Even in the dark on the way back was treated to the aurora

Ian Stehbens on December 18, 2008

I have never been to Iceland, so I hope that one day I get to touch down at "Red Storm Rising's Keflavik, and then explore from there. I am glad you share my appreciation of landscapes from the air. I'll happily watch a movie while we fly over the Pacific or through the night, unless in that case it is over India or China with the stunning patterns of illuminated villages and routeways.

Keep enjoying your flights (but don't upset the airline staff by letting the light in when they want the shutters down to screen a crass movie)!


© Andy Loghin on November 3, 2009

This is Heaven on Earth you were looking at down there...

Ian Stehbens on November 6, 2009

At this altitude, Andy, I am sure I could see the curvature of the earth. When you travel from Europe to North America, make sure you choose a daytime flight that takes you to the west coast to Vancouver or SFO or LAX for the route arcs over the polar regions and is fantastic!!

Keep travelling, Andy.



Murilo Rabelo on February 2, 2010

Very shot

gezginruh on March 17, 2010

I went back to your glacier tag with Murchison Glacier . And i get stuck on your this image.

What a great chance to have a geographer friend!

How nice to watch the formation of our world under your guidance. Especially the glaciers!

Let me send you a well known glacier to tender my thanks for the mountains and the glaciers of Newzeland. See you in the mountains.

Briksdal Glacier

Ian Stehbens on March 17, 2010

Dear Füsun,

Isn't it wonderful where our red pomegranate has led us. One moment we are sitting drinking coffee at Istanbul University, then we are on glaciers in Norway, Hew Zealand and Greenland.

There is such a diversity of glaciers. Long and short, steep and gentle, round and elongate, dirty and icy blue-white, advancing and receding, silent and noisy, solitary and multi-glacial systems, those that end in lakes and those that float out into the sea.

Thank you for taking me to Briksdal to stand beneath it and be dwarfed.


Ian Stehbens on March 17, 2010

Hello Murilo Rabelo,

Thanks for the visit and the affirming comment.



gezginruh on March 20, 2010

Yes dear Ian how wonderful our red pomegranate keeps rolling around the world...

Thank you for this special friendship. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on March 20, 2010

It is wonderful, Füsun. Let's keep following it dear friend.


Ahmad Kouti on August 27, 2010

very nice,i LIKE it


Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

Thanks indeed, Ahmad. And welcome to Panoramio. You have a good camera and an artistic flair. I know you will be encouraged by being part of this network. I like your images, too.


Ian Stehbens on February 18, 2011

Greetings rodrigofmacedo.

You made the suggestion that "this picture should be located at the interface of Lake Tasersuaq and the Glacier, a little up north". Thanks. However what you have suggested is the location of the centre point of the photograph, and you are perfectly correct, but what is requested on Panoramio is the position of the camera - and that is a very different location especially as this is an oblique airphoto, so the location is as I have provided.

It is a matter of choice - I am happy either way - but I have chosen to follow the Panoramio convention.

Thanks for your suggestion and for your interest in this photo and in Greenland.


Ian Stehbens on April 3, 2011

Thanks William. Best of luck in the competition.


longdistancer on October 6, 2011

Welcome in Greenland group!

Ian Stehbens on October 7, 2011

Thank you for the welcome, longdistancer. As you will well realise this was photographed on a flight that was indeed a longdistancer! LHR-SFO.


Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens