Lilliehöökbreen

Lilliehöökbreen, Spitsbergen. Day 39. 6th August 2013.

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From Tinayrebukta we sailed about twenty-six kilometres to the end of the neighbouring (fjord) Lilliehöökfjorden at Lilliehöökbreen.  This is where a massive glacier comes out, twenty-two kilometres long and eight kilometres wide at the end of the fjord.

If you’re on a PC, click the image to see it at a much larger size and get a tiny snippet of the great majesty of the location.

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Remarkable shapes in the details atop the glacier.

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A distant view with a long lens.

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A black guillemot taking off.

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Kittiwakes.

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Kittiwakes.

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Kittiwakes.

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Kittiwakes.

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Note the ship, which gives you an idea of the scale.  It is 72 metres long.  Click on the image for a larger size if you can’t see it.

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The ship is also visible here. (Click to expand to much larger size).

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An ice duck.

Sometimes the ice berglets can assume fanciful shapes.  This is a selection from the previous image.

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(Image expands to much larger size if you click on it).

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11 comments on “Lilliehöökbreen

  1. Amazing photographs!

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  2. Awesome views. Love the ice duck, and the crocodile lurking to the left of it.

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  3. I’m curious how you get your images from camera to computer to blog.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      I download all my images to Lightroom on the laptop each night and also generate two backups. I usually take a full-sized laptop that is profiled. I may make temporary posts while I am travelling with images only if I have the time. Then when I return, I transfer Lightroom catalogues to my PC, work on the images over time and make final posts to the Blog..

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  4. Murray, that must have been a hell-of-a-trip you’ve been on. Amazing photos to places I know I’ll never visit. Thank you for taking me there 😊

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Sonia. In many ways it was a precious opportunity to see a fragile environment before global warming wipes it out. I’m thundering through the posts currently at the rate of one per day, hoping to get all the Spitsbergen/ Green,and ones finished by the end of the month. Then I’m off on another trip and the posts will slow down almost to a standstill. More on that later.

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