Southern Greenland

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Southern Greenland.
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Ulamertorsuaq (1,858 meters) on the right and Ketil or Uiluit Qaqaa (2,010 meters) on the left dominate the east side of Tasermiut Fjord. The views across the Greenland Ice Sheet from these summits are unsurpassed.

Ulamertorsuaq meters) on the right and Ketil or Uiluit Qaqaa meters) on the left dominate the east side of Tasermiut Fjord. The views across the Greenland Ice Sheet from these summits are unsurpassed.

Herjolfsnes near the southern tip of Greenland was colonized by Vikings circa 985 AD. The contemporary village of Narsaq Kujalleq is just three kilometers northeast of the Norse settlement site.

Herjolfsnes near the southern tip of Greenland was colonized by Vikings circa 985 AD. The contemporary village of Narsaq Kujalleq is just three kilometers northeast of the Norse settlement site.

A mighty glacier off the Greenland Ice Sheet closes Tasermiut Fjord.

Tasermiut Fjord Glacier, a mighty glacier off the Greenland Ice Sheet closes Tasermiut Fjord.

Half a dozen mountain glaciers calve into the north side of Prins Christian Sound, Greenland.

Half a dozen mountain glaciers calve into the north side of Prins Christian Sound, Greenland.

The Big Wall of Mount Nalumasortoq (2,045 meters) closes a valley off the east side of Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland. It was first climbed in 1974.

The Big Wall of Mount Nalumasortoq meters) closes a valley off the east side of Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland. It was first climbed in

The shores of Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland can be scenic.

The shores of Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland can be scenic.

This lake off Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland illustrates why the area has been called the Arctic Patagonia.

This lake off Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland illustrates why the area has been called the Arctic Patagonia.

Fireweed grows along the shores of this lake off Tasermiut Fjord near Tasiusaq, Greenland.

Fireweed grows along the shores of this lake off Tasermiut Fjord near Tasiusaq, Greenland.

Colorful Arctic tundra blankets a slope off Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland.

Colorful Arctic tundra blankets a slope off Tasermiut Fjord in Southern Greenland.

Narsarmijit (Narsaq Kujalleq) is the southernmost settlement in Greenland. The Herjolfsnes archaeological site is three kilometers southwest.

Narsarmijit (Narsaq Kujalleq) is the southernmost settlement in Greenland. The Herjolfsnes archaeological site is three kilometers southwest.

The foundations of the 13th century Norse church at Herjolfsnes in southern Greenland can still be seen.

The foundations of the century Norse church at Herjolfsnes in southern Greenland can still be seen.

Herjolfsnes was the easternmost Norse settlement in Greenland. From the 10th to the 15th centuries it served as a port of call for ships sailing to/from Iceland and Europe.

Herjolfsnes was the easternmost Norse settlement in Greenland. From the to the centuries it served as a port of call for ships sailing to/from Iceland and Europe.

A sunset off the south coast of Greenland.

A sunset off the south coast of Greenland.

An arm of Prins Christian South ends at this huge glacier just northeast of Aappilattoq, Greenland.

An arm of Prins Christian South ends at this huge glacier just northeast of Aappilattoq, Greenland.

This strikingly beautiful iceberg is in Prins Christian Sound near Aappilattoq, Greenland.

This strikingly beautiful iceberg is in Prins Christian Sound near Aappilattoq, Greenland.

This long glacier runs down a broad valley near the west end of Prins Christian Sound, Greenland.

This long glacier runs down a broad valley near the west end of Prins Christian Sound, Greenland.

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