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Ilulissat Icefjord is the home to the birthplace of icebergs as it is where the most active caving glacier on earth resides. It creates something like 35 billion tonnes of icebergs a year (!). We rode through the icebergs on boats and the smallness and finite quality of our existence echoed alongside the sound of humpback whales singing.

It was simultaneously one of the most beautiful things I had seen and heard as well as one of the most poignant. I had always imagined the Arctic as a barren landscape devoid of meaning and life but here it was: the life-support machine of our existence full of stories stored up for millennia.

If you want to see the whales and see what it was like, I highly recommend watching Ben Brown’s vlogs especially todays as it aptly documented what that boat ride was like (with whales and all). Still not entirely convinced this wasn’t all a dream. (at Ilulissat Icefiord)

(via nythroughthelens)

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