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!
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
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)!
This is Heaven on Earth you were looking at down there...
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.
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.
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.
Hello Murilo Rabelo,
Thanks for the visit and the affirming comment.
Yes dear Ian how wonderful our red pomegranate keeps rolling around the world...
Thank you for this special friendship. Füsun
It is wonderful, Füsun. Let's keep following it dear friend.
very nice,i LIKE it
GREETINGS Ahmad Kouti
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.
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.
Thanks William. Best of luck in the competition.
Welcome in Greenland group!
Thank you for the welcome, longdistancer. As you will well realise this was photographed on a flight that was indeed a longdistancer! LHR-SFO.
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Photo taken in Sermersooq, Greenland
Misplaced? Suggest new location