Beyond the Surface
I spent July 2018 and 2019 circumnavigating Greenland in a helicopter.
This journey included flying from Iceland to Greenland in a helicopter.
In a 4.5 hour flight over the Denmark Sea.
To prepare for this journey I had to get certified in a HUET (helicopter underwater escape training) class that I took with oil rig workers.
And I had to wear a survival suit, just in case…something happened.
To fly over the sea for almost the same amount of time it takes to fly across the USA was exhilarating.
For we flew with only water below us and sky above us.
When we approached Kulusuk, I experienced a symphony.
Massive icebergs were front and center.
Then sculpted mountains soared straight into heaven.
Then the landscape…and ice sheet….glaciers…all created a sensory experience unlike anything I had ever felt before.
It was like a symphony…being played by the most talented orchestra in the universe.
It was song and beauty, surprises and revelations unfolding…moment by moment….day by day.
Greenland is everything and more than I hoped it to be.
Or could have ever imagined.
So I hope that these images. These moments of Greenland. Of our home. Move you. Stay with you.
And are worthy. Of your time and energy to protect and preserve.
A piece from the “Ephemeral & Eternal: Greenland” collection.