Disko Bay, Greenland

A Fisher boat is sailing through the icebergs in the Disko Bay. The whole scene in that photograph, the fisher boat, and the impressive pyramidal icebergs show us how massive icebergs are.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 10 September, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D X and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Exposure time: 1/100s
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 160mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4269 by 2846 pixels (WxH).

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A Fisher boat is sailing through the icebergs in the Disko Bay. The whole scene in that photograph, the fisher boat, and the impressive pyramidal icebergs show us how massive icebergs are. The fisher boat and pyramidal iceberg have a light blue color and contrast against the rest of the surroundings. As a result, they are the primary subjects. The fishers are coming back from spending all day and maybe the night at sea to fish. It is dangerous for fisher boats to sail in between these unique icebergs. Indeed it is hard to see ice under the water. You drive against underwater ice that can lead to an accident. Undoubtedly it takes lots of experience for a fisher boat for sailing through the colossal icebergs.

The fishing industry plays a significant role in the contribution of Greenland’s economy and domestic food consumption. Statistics show that in 2014, exports of fish and fishing products account for more than 95% of the country’s merchandising trade. The main exports being shrimp, halibut, cod, and crab. In 2013, the fishing sector provided 6 800 jobs in Greenland. That is why it is common to witness a fisher boat idling in the waters. The island’s dependence on its fish industry comes with its problems. Namely, overfishing and marketing fluctuating prices. Therefore, it is one of the primary dilemmas in the late 20th century.

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