The gently sloping sea bed
continues on shore to give a gently undulating plain in front of
the mountains of fractured and broken rock. In the nooks and
crevices between the rock however where soil has had a chance to
accumulate alpine plants have managed to take a hold and start
to grow. Little delicate pretty flowers amongst the harshness of
the landscape adding a somewhat unreal element as if they have
been accidentally dropped by a passing gardener.
Air temp: +3ºC Latitude: 74º30'N Longitude: 83º31'W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.