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(January 1st - December 30th, 2010)

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Victor Zaveduk

Sea Kayaking Trip Campsite • East Greenland

Sermiliq/Angmagssilik Fjord Complex of East Greenland

July 27, 2010, 10:15 am local time

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Greenland is the world's largest island with a land area of 836,330 square miles (2,166,086 square kilometers). Over 80% of the island is covered by glacial ice. Innumerable fjords, steeply cut by glaciers, make up much of the coastline.

My wife and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend two weeks exploring this spectacular landscape. Along with a small group of fellow paddlers, we loaded sea kayaks with our food, clothing and gear, and set out to traverse the Sermiliq/Angmagssilik fjord complex. Along the way we explored fjords filled with icebergs, rocky shorelines and tundra meadows blooming with flowers in the short arctic summer. We saw whales, seals, sea birds and arctic foxes. We watched the sun turn around us with golden evenings that lasted for hours in the (near) 24-hour-long days.

An amazing trip. An amazing place. I'm pleased to be able to share some of the beauty here, and to be the first to plant a WWP pin in this corner of the globe.

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This panorama was shot on a Manfrotto monopod using a Nikon D90 camera equipped with a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens mounted in a Nodal Ninja R10 ring bracket. Images were stitched using PTGui Pro. Additional post-processing in Photoshop CS4

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