Journalist Getty Images Joe Raedle went north and spent two weeks documenting recent changes in Greenland, taking the scenic landscapes and daily life of the inhabitants of the island.

Greenland live 30 species of mammals, including polar bears (depicted on the coat of arms), the musk ox, arctic fox, arctic wolf, and in coastal waters - the bowhead whale, harp seal, walrus. And of course, reindeer. Greenland on July 12, 2013.

Icecap covers about 80 percent of Greenland, July 17, 2013.

Major peoples in Greenland - Greenland Eskimos it is (in the local language - Inuit) make up about 90% of the population.

Boat and icebergs from the glacier. Jakobshavn - the world's largest fast-moving glacier in western Greenland. Forms icebergs in the fjord Jakobshavn. Noting the high speed movement of ice: at the front width of 7 km speed is 7 km / year, and the consumption of ice 45 cubic km / year.

Scientists. They collect geological samples July 24, 2013.

The retreat of glaciers since 1850 - a decrease of glaciers around the world. Collection of geological samples is needed to determine the age of the retreat. Greenland, July 24, 2013

Vegetation in Greenland is confined to areas free of ice. On the north coast is dominated by sparse vegetation arctic desert.

Fledgling peregrine falcons, Greenland, July 10, 2013. This is the fastest bird, and generally living creature in the world. According to experts, in a rapid dive flight, it can reach speeds of over 322 km / h or 90 meters per second!

The full moon and the iceberg of the largest glacier Jakobshavn 23 July 2013.

Melting glaciers. The picture is visible meltwater flowing right through the huge thawed patch on July 17, 2013.

Here meltwater has created a canyon. Greenland on July 16, 2013.

Tent research scientists of the ice sheet, Greenland on July 15, 2013.

Water and ice. The average thickness of the glacier is 2300 m, the highest - 3400 m. The volume of ice - 2.6 million cubic km It's pretty easy to imagine.

Ice crystals on the surface of the ice sheet on July 17, 2013.

Huge canyons, formed by streams of meltwater on July 16, 2013.

Unbelievable landscapes of Greenland, July 17, 2013.

Meltwater lake on July 16, 2013.

Inspiring views from the windows of an apartment house on the icebergs. Greenland on July 20, 2013.

The vast majority of the population lives on the southwest coast, where concentrated the largest city of Greenland. Employment - mostly hunting, fishing. The remaining 10% in addition to the Eskimos - mainly Danes and other Europeans.

Let's see how weddings are held in Greenland. It is the couple on July 20, 2013.

The grandfather of the bride at the parade on July 20, 2013.

Wedding fun. It should be noted that the tables are not crammed with dishes and bottles, as is customary in Russia. There is a DJ-singer.

Dancing in Greenland, July 20, 2013

Here is the "banquet hall" where the festivities took place outside. Launching fireworks, July 20 2013.

But back to the glaciers. This glacier near Kangerlussuaq - settlement in western Greenland, July 13 2013 Kangerlussuaq Greenland comes from the words "Big Fjord»

Glacier near Kangerlussuaq, July 10, 2013. Summer temperatures in Greenland is just above 21 degrees, but sometimes even in high summer temperatures are around zero.

Iceberg near the town of Ilulissat. Translated from Greenlandic language the word "Ilulissat" means "icebergs».

Dog against the backdrop of a stunning landscape with icebergs, the town of Ilulissat, July 17, 2013.

Entertainment on the island a little. You can go here on the rollers.

View of the town of Ilulissat during the full moon July 24, 2013.


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