Ama Dablam in the light of the rising Moon by kirillpolishchuk

Ama Dablam in the light of the rising Moon

That small spot right above the ridge on the left is Andromeda Galaxy (aka M31) one of the galaxies that are visible to the naked-eye, which cannot be seen from New Zealand 😦 Luckily in the Southern Hemisphere we can observe Magellanic Clouds.
Just imagine, M31 consists of one trillion stars and lays 2.5 million light-years away from us. For comparison, the closest star system to the Solar System is Alpha Centauri which is at 4.32 ly from us and our Sun just at 8 min 19 s at light speed.

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– Opal – by orvaratli

Now back from a sailboat expedition into Scoresbysund fjord system of east Greenland. Amazing scenery in this remotest of corners of the earth.
Here sailboat Opel sailing in foehn wind in Öfjord.

I will be heading out there again same time next year in association with Iurie Belergurchi. Tour details will be announced soon: Iceland Photo Tours

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Sastrugi by stianklo

I flew to 78 degrees north to Svalbard with my business partners Arild and Tommy to scout and research the Arctic island of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in March 2015. The first day we were treated with this blazing sunset close to our basecamp.

The mountain in the background is called Operafjellet “The Opera Mountain”. In August 1996 a Russian Vnukovo Airlines plane crashed into it, killing 141 people in the process. We scouted the island(s) for five days, and can’t wait to return for our photography tours in April 2016.

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Greenland skyscraper by Kordan

I’ve just landed in Ilulissaat from our yacht after 2 weeks of my Greenland photo workshops. It took us 2 months to sail on our special yacht “Peter the 1st” from Saint-Petersbourgh to Disco bay and 3 more weeks to explore the area.
Our Greenland expedition reminded me of Jack London stories which I admired so much in my childhood. We looked for whale cemetery, marmor caves, we hiked up to 1-km edges above the icecap. We have found an old whale-hunters’ pub and our crew gave there a guitar concert. We’ve even encountered a new thermal pool at Disco island. I felt like an explorer of hidden treasures each time of landing. I bet no one shoot most of these places I’ll show you next few weeks. Stay tuned and do not forget to follow the story of our unique yachting expedition throughout the Greenland. Today I am getting home to schedule my 2016 workshops. I’ve announced october Canada and february Lofoten workshops for now. You are welcome to join.

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Sniō by stianklo

Svalbard (Spitsbergen). 78 Degrees North – Arild Heitmann and I are offering a unique workshop April 2016. Message us for details.

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