Big Sky, Greenland

Clouds above landscape, Disko Bay, Western Greenland

Greenland is really something else: big waters, big skies and, of course, big old icebergs. This photo was made in the wee hours of the morning while I was hiking to the magnificent Eqi Glacier at the end of Disko Bay. The light was lovely and the distant hills were attractive, but it was the cloud formation in the centre of this composition that really grabbed my attention.

It’s a long way from Melbourne, Australia and I never thought I’d make it this far. But my first trip to Iceland put Greenland well and truly within reach. In fact that attitude pretty much sums up my approach to life, which I can summarize as follows:

  • just one more step
  • just one more hour
  • just one more photo (famous last words)

I almost never achieve things quickly, but I almost always get there. And, as we all know, it’s what happens along the way and, by extension, what we learn about ourselves in the process that matters most.

A lone fisherman heads out to sea, just as a larger vessel returns, Disko Bay, Greenland.

I’m no Greenland expert, having spent less than a week in the west of the country, but I very much hope to return one day and see much more of this wild and dramatically beautiful country. Perhaps I'II see you out there, in the wild, blue yonder.

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru