Brian's "Picture of the Week"

IMAGE: Greenland Melt Zone

The morning sun reflects on the seasonal summer lakes of Greenland's "Melt Zone" on the edges of the Ice Cap. These lakes are actually on the surface of the Ice Cap (there is no "land" in this image) and appear very blue when viewed normally from above. As this area is well above the Arctic Circle, it has been in continual sunshine for over two months already. Obviously, any other time than late summer, these lakes do not exist and the Ice Cap is frozen solid. More info. Taken from 36,000 feet, 27 July 2005.   [800x600]

Photo: (c) 2005 Brian Whittaker (.com)