Wolstenholme Fjord, Greenland

My latest scanning project keeps turning up gems. I am so glad I shot this panorama of Wolstenholme Fjord — purportedly the only place on earth where three active glaciers join together. If I could have anticipated today’s technology, I might have made a much more detailed shot than this one – consisting of just two images shot with my trusty Pentax ME Super on grainy Plus-X way back in 1986.

I did a Google search, and I could not find any other photograph that shows all three of these glaciers in a single shot. Yay me!

5 comments

  • Antonio Piccolboni

    Great panorama. But not the only one:
    http://thulegreenlandsite.com/panshot2.jpg
    I like the Dude’s better.

  • thedude

    Ah! You found one! This one was shot from the ground in 1967(?). Mine was taken 19 years later from atop a giant Pave Paws radar, (part of the U.S BMEWS) which places me a fair bit father from the glaciers, but give me a bit of a height advantage.

  • Don McCall

    I spent 1955 at Thule AFB, assigned to an air rescue squadron. Your beautiful pictures of the fiords have encouraged me to research the many slides I took of Greenland. We spent many hours practicing water landings on North Star Bay and we also supported scientists who were studying the glaciers. My fond memories of the arctic are always brought back when I find articles such as yours.
    Thanks for the memories!

  • Ronald M. Wade

    This IS the only place on Planet Earth where three glaciers meet. All three feed bergs into the fjord. I have this same panorama in color with myself in the middle, positioned so the middle glacier is visible to my left side. It wasn’t a single, breathtaking photo however, it was a series of photos pasted together to show all three glaciers. I was standing on some ice-free rocks and the snow and ice was nowhere to be seen around me. It was in August, sometime in the 1980s.

  • Don Melvin

    I have one taken in the 1950sfrom the air showing the Thule base. I was there in 1952 working as an engineer during the last year of the base construction.

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