Helicopter Flight above Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #1 – our ship in the fjord as seen a few minutes after lifting off from Deck 7 for our scenic helicopter flight and landing on the top of one of the 5,500 feet high cliffs

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #1 – our ship in the fjord as seen a few minutes after lifting off from Deck 7 for our scenic helicopter flight and landing on the top of one of the 5,500 feet high cliffs

 

Our flight over Feacham Bay [see our previous blog, “Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada“] took us past tall, weather-worn cliffs and then up to a cliff top landing spot.  From our “perch” at 5,500 feet (1,676 meters) elevation, we were able to enjoy the spectacular views up and down the fjord in the late afternoon light and then, turning around and walking a short distance over the rocky terrain, find views of glaciers in the interior of Baffin Island.

 

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #2 – note that the cliffs abutting the water on the east coast of Baffin Island have virtually no snow nor glaciers in the summer these days

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #2 – note that the cliffs abutting the water on the east coast of Baffin Island have virtually no snow nor glaciers in the summer these days, a consequence of global warming

 

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #3 – this glacier is melting, but still hugging the mountains inland of the east coast of Baffin Island

Aerial photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #3 – this glacier is melting, but still hugging the mountains inland of the east coast of Baffin Island

 

Panorama taken on a cliff top of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #1 – notice the contrast between the dry, barren fjord cliffs and the snow and glaciers inland

Panorama taken on a cliff top of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #1 – notice the contrast between the dry, barren fjord cliffs and the snow and glaciers inland

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #2 – the intrepid explorer and your blogger at an elevation of 5,500 feet overlooking the spectacular fjord after disembarking from our helicopter on the cliff top

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #2 – the intrepid explorer and your blogger at an elevation of 5,500 feet overlooking the spectacular fjord after disembarking from our helicopter on the cliff top

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #3 – a view of the fjord

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #3 – a view of the fjord

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #4 – note how sheer some of the cliffs fronting the fjord are

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #4 – note how sheer some of the cliffs fronting the fjord are

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #5 – late afternoon sun illuminating the inland glaciers (black and white)

PHOTO Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #5 – late afternoon sun illuminating the inland glaciers (black and white)

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #6 – a close up of some of the glaciers across the fjord from our helicopter landing spot (black and white)

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #6 – a close up of some of the glaciers across the fjord from our helicopter landing spot (black and white)

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #7 – after turning my back to the fjord, a photograph made of the interior glaciers with the cliff top rocks in the foreground (black and white)

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #7 – after turning my back to the fjord, a photograph made of the interior glaciers with the cliff top rocks in the foreground (black and white)

 

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #8 – after a half-hour in the breezy, cold pure air on the cliff top – it’s summertime! -- we were happy to welcome our “ride” back to our home on the ship!

Cliff top photo of Feacham Bay, Buchan Gulf, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, #8 – after a half-hour in the breezy, cold pure air on the cliff top – it’s summertime! — we were happy to welcome our “ride” back to our home on the ship!

 

Legal Notices: All photographs copyright © 2019 by Richard C. Edwards. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.  Permission to link to this blog post is granted for educational and non-commercial purposes only.

 

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