Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Beautiful Petermann Glacier

The Petermann glacier is the northernmost glacier in the world. It is situated in North-East Greenland. It is partially floating (at the end), and mainly located on land. In 2008, a 7 miles long crack was observed on the glacier by satellite. It has been progressing forward and is expected to break-off in the summer 2009.



















































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6 comments :

Anonymous said...

uh... what's with the penguin.? Clearly these pictures aren't all from the same place

Chris said...

Ha! I came here to post the same thing. Either that penguin picture doesn't belong or someone brought along a pet penguin.

Penguins live in the southern hemisphere.

Anonymous said...

Glad I wasn't the only one to notice...that's why I'm here, too!

Anonymous said...

That is an Adelie penguin and they live only in Antarctica.

Anonymous said...

The picture below the penguin is of the same location. I'd really like to know what bologna is being put forward here.

tris said...

Yep. I was drawn to the site after the news about the massive break in the glacier, but I must admit to wondering about this little fella and how he seems to have lost his way.