Flying over the polar regions, a frontier that few eyes have seen, can be both awesome and tedious, beautiful and boring. It’s Landmarks become welcome signs, even when that landmark is a somber reminder of flights gone wrong.
A flight over the stunning landscape of eastern Greenland‘s Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap. IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign. Soon the mission will return to Thule to finish up Arctic flights for 2013. The image captures ice-covered fjord on Baffin Island with Davis Strait in the background. Image © NASA/Michael Studinger