Altitude: Looking at life from a different perspective

Greenland

Greenland has been on my must-see list for years.  In the eighties, I proposed a bird story on Stellar Sea Eagles to my photo editor at Geographic.  Story idea did not have enough legs to it, but the hook of going to Greenland was set within me.

In early June, I headed to the wilds of northwest Greenland to shoot aerials of icebergs and glaciers.  Of course, I took along my trust ALPA TC/Leaf Credo combo and my Sony RX1- travel everywhere camera.

Sun Plot for my shooting location in Northwestern Greenland  

Sun Plot for my shooting location in Northwestern Greenland

 

Launching the Inspire 1 – Zenmuse 5 combo over an iceberg.  Very important to make sure you do a full compass calibration when you are this far north.  On my first flight, the bird behaved erratically and I had to re-do my calibration.  At 70 degrees north, the GPS satellites are above you.  Most of the satellites you lock onto to are Russian.

Launching the Inspire 1 – Zenmuse 5 combo over an iceberg.  Very important to make sure you do a full compass calibration when you are this far north.  On my first flight, the bird behaved erratically and I had to re-do my calibration.  At 70 degrees north, the GPS satellites are above you.  Most of the satellites you lock onto to are Russian.

Alpa TC - Leaf Credo combo at close to sunset

Alpa TC - Leaf Credo combo at close to sunset

First nights view in Greenland

First nights view in Greenland