A beautiful fine art landscape photograph of the famous Austfonna glacier flowing into the Arctic sea. On the left-hand side, you see impressive clouds that get thinner to the right until they reach the blue sky. On the opposite, the Austfonna Glacier gets thicker as it goes off to the right. The beautiful clouds to the left and the ice sheet to the right balance the composition beautifully in this fine art photography.
The name Austfonna means ‘eastern ice cap.’ The surface area is a whopping 8100 square kilometers. The icy cliffs are about 180 km long, interrupted only by very few, small rocky outcrops. Therefore, it is the longest glacier in the northern hemisphere. It is the seventh-largest in the world. This glacier also connects to the Bråsvellbreen glacier. However, the boundary between them is not visible. The difference between the two is the ice flow. Bråsvellbreen has faster-flowing ice and thus a higher ice turnover. Sometimes Polar bears can be seen on or in front of glaciers.
The Austfonna Glacier is a large ice cap. On the surface, meltwater forms streams during the summer, which descend on the front of the glacier – forming spectacular waterfalls in some places. These glaciers have been the same for hundreds and thousands of years. Time certainly stands still here. It looks like something out of a fairytale or the surface of another planet. The best time to travel here is from the beginning of March till October.
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Fantastic capture of this glacier. I am sure that looks awesome as panoramic photo print.
Anette Mossbacher –
Oh yes, this galcier looks great on a large metal photo print. Thank you. 😀
Very striking contrasts and impressive glacier.
Anette Mossbacher –
That glacier is endless Andrea. Hope it grows back again in the future! Thanks so much.