Photographer Explores Icebergs and Village Life on Greenland’s Iconic Disko Bay

Sailboat Next to an Iceberg in Disko Bay

It has been three years since photographer Albert Dros last visited Greenland, but the passage of time hasn't changed the country's beauty. Dros just came back from a month in Disko Bay, where he photographed red sailboats amidst icebergs, as well as the surrounding countryside. In doing so, he gives us a wide-ranging perspective on the oft-photographed bay.

As in his first expedition, Dros set out with Iceland Photo Tours. Started by photographers Daniel Kordan and Iurie Belegurschi, the tour group uses red sailboats to get around the bay, making for some iconic photographs as the colorful sails pop against the ice. While the sails feature prominently in Dros' photo collection, it was important for him to also focus on other sides of Disko Bay, so there are plenty of images of the surrounding villages as well.

On this second trip to Greenland, Dros had the pleasure of experiencing the midnight sun. This period when the Sun never sets below the horizon makes for a sky that dazzles with brilliant color. When Dros was lucky enough to catch a break in the weather, the water would become so calm that the reflection of the sky made for a memorable photograph.

Interestingly, this time around, Dros experienced weather that was much more variable than during his first visit. Calm moments were few and far between, with fog, rain, and wind settling in. Fortunately, the landscape is so beautiful that this weather didn't put a damper on Dros' photography. If anything, it gave him a chance to show off the environment in a new, unexpected manner.

Scroll down for even more images of Dros' Greenland adventure and see the full set of photos on his website.

Photographer Albert Dros recently spent a month in Greenland, exploring Disko Bay.

Red Sailboat Next to Iceberg in Disko Bay

Disko Bay by Albert Dros

Red Sailboat Next to Iceberg in Disko Bay

Throughout his stay in the Arctic, he experienced a wide variety of weather, which made for interesting photos.

Iceberg in Greenland Surrounded by Fog

Foggy Greenland

Disko Bay by Albert Dros

He also got to experience the midnight sun, where the sun never sets below the horizon.

Disko Bay by Albert Dros

Midnight Sun in Greenland

Looking beyond icebergs, Dros also spent time photographing the quaint villages on the bay.

Colorful Houses in Ilulissat

Red House on Disko Bay

Houses on Disko Bay

Sled Dog in Oqaatsut Rodebay

Cute Blue House on Disko Bay

Sun Halo in Oqaatsut, Rodebay

He also explored the form and texture of the area's incredible icebergs.

Detail of Iceberg in Disko Bay by Albert Dros

Close Up Detail Photo of Iceberg

Sea Bird Perched on an Iceberg in Greenland

Detail of Iceberg in Disko Bay

Close Up Detail Photo of Iceberg

Everything was accomplished by sailing in distinctive boats with red sails, which pop against the ice and snow.

Red Sailboat Next to Iceberg in Disko Bay

Red Sailboats Around an Iceberg in Greenland

Albert Dros: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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