Month: December 2009

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Melt River, Petermann Glacier, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Melt River, Petermann Glacier, Greenland. Photographed on the first leg of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts expedition 07/07/2009. Peterman glacier is the longest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere. The floating area is 16km by 80km. A 100 square km chunk, about 5 billion tonnes of ice is about to break off - and we're planning on being there to see it. More at weblog.greenpeace.org/climate

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Polar Bear!, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Polar Bear checking the water for seals. Photographed from the deck of the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise, Monday June 29th, at the ice edge of the Lincoln Sea, Arctic Ocean. Photo: (c) 2009 Dave Walsh Here's an extract from a blog entry I wrote about Monday: The crew of the Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world today, for many mindblowing reasons. As I write this, the ship is nudged up against the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean at 82.5 north - a latitude higher than any Greenpeace ship has achieved before, as far as we know. A couple of hours after we arrived, and had barely finished breakfast, a young polar bear loped past, seemingly...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Petermann Glacier from above, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Petermann Glacier, seen from above, northwestern Greenland. To get a sense of scale, I'd say you're looking at an area about 1.5km wide. Photographed from a helicopter on the first leg of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts expedition 07/07/2009. Peterman glacier is the longest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere. The floating area is 16km by 80km. A 100 square km chunk, about 5 billion tonnes of ice is about to break off - and we're planning on being there to see it. Read my articles at the Climate Change blog weblog.greenpeace.org/climate

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iceberg: Gaudi Rooftop, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Iceberg in Kane Basin, Northwest Greenland.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Twist and turn: Petermann Glacier, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Twist and turn: Petermann Glacier Petermann Glacier, near its face, northwestern Greenland. This floating part of the glacier is 80km long, and 16km wide at it's skinniest. The cliffs in the backgrounds are around 1000m high. Photographed on the first leg of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts expedition 07/07/2009. Peterman glacier is the longest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere. The floating area is 16km by 80km. A 100 square km chunk, about 5 billion tonnes of ice is about to break off - and we're planning on being there to see it. Read my articles and see Nick Cobbing's photographs at the Climate Change blog weblog.greenpeace.org/climate

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iceberg: Sleeping Giant, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Icberg near Humboldt Glacier, Kane Basin, remote northwest Greenland

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Svalbard Global Seed Vault, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. More pictures here » Nestled into the rocky waste of plataberget Mountain about Svalbard's airport, the Global Seed Vault is at once startling and innocuous. Designed by architect Peter W. Søderman at Barlindhaug Consulting, this concrete, steel and glass structure is the first layer of security to a repository of millions of seeds from around the world, stored here in case of disaster, disease, or war. The Svalbard Global Seed Bank is situated 120 metres (390 ft) inside a sandstone mountain at Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island, in the Svalbard archipelago about 1300km from the North Pole. Svalbard was considered ideal for the bank, due to low tectonic activity and its permafrost, which will aid preservation. Even...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Walrus, Kane Basin, Northwest Greenland., originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Walrus, Kane Basin, Northwest Greenland.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Nanuk: Polar Bear looking me right in the eye, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Posted to flickr in August 2009 Nanuk: Polar Bear, Ursus Maritimus seen from the deck of the Arctic Sunrise in Kane Basin, North west Greenland. The bear's curiosity drew the ship while it was stationary, in sea ice, just after midnight on Sunday morning. It came very close to the ship, and even looked like it thought about trying to scale the side of the vessel, before playfully rolling about on the ice.