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Ice Photo#2: Speed Boat Passing by an Iceberg in Disko Bay

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Hello,

After reading that a small ship with 23 passengers on board sank on Sunday near Ilulissat (after hitting an underwater rock or iceberg), my choice for this week’s ice photo is one taken on July 15, 2016 as I was walking along the boardwalk of the Arctic Hotel overlooking the Ilulissat, Disko Bay, and the tons of icebergs coming out of the Ilulissat Icefjord. Based on the images provided in the above article, the accident would have occurred not far from where I was standing.

Ice Photo #2 - Speedboat in Disko Bay

I sure hope that people will not let this accident deter them from visiting Ilulissat. It was definitely a highlight of my trip to Greenland. Pictures can never render the majesty of the icefjord, a UNESCO world heritage site. The iceberg on the picture is the size of a grain of sand compared to those that are in the background. But you’ll have to wait for a future ice photo to see them 😉

Have a great day!
France Rivet

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