Braving the Perilous Terrain of Greenland’s Tasermiut Fjord [Gallery]
by Mike Richard | July, 2012
It is wild, beautiful, ancient and awe-inspiring – and we strongly suggest that you never go there. Unless, that is, you are fully prepared for somewhere as perilous as it is stunning. With its steep granite cliffs, crystal-clear rivers, icebergs and majestic glacial vistas, South Greenland’s Tasermiut Fjord looks like a landscape straight out of a fantasy movie. But, as photographer Vladimir Donkov will tell you, exploring it is definitely no fairytale.
“I spent two months trekking in the fjord,” says Donkov of the trip during which he took these incredible photographs, “and it was the hardest of all my trips to the Arctic.” Donkov advises maximum caution for anyone wanting to visit this area. “It’s extremely different from any national park in the USA, Europe or Asia,” he warns.
Check out the full gallery at Environmental Graffiti.
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About the Author
Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).