Get Involved with Whale Research in Greenland

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Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is a special place for whale-watching! Every spring, a number of Humpback whales make the long journey from the Caribbean purely to feed in the pristine waters of Nuuk Fjord for the summertime! With any luck, you will capture a memory for a lifetime like this one:

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Whale outside Qinngorput neighborhood of Nuuk. Photo credit: Aqqa Rosing-Asvid via greenland_com flickr page.

Sailing alongside these majestic giants and capturing them on camera is an adrenaline rush, whether you have seen it one or one hundred times. Now, the local municipality (Sermersooq) and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources have teamed up to get you even more involved in the action.

With this Tell a Tail Fluke Catalogue, you can actually discover exactly which Humpback whale you just spotted! And, if you happen to catch a good shot of the tail’s underside, send it to the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources to help with their research on the whales’ migration patterns.

See here for more stunning shots of whales in Greenland.

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VIDEO: Pioneering People in Greenland

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Last year, Destination Arctic Circle released a five-part series of short films highlighting everything from the BMX biking trend in Sisimiut to fly fishing in pristine mountain rivers in the backcountry.

Click here to see one of my favorite videos of all – Village Culture in Greenland. PS – the singer is my oh-so-talented colleague, Mads Lumholt!

To view the other videos in the series, see the Rough. Real. Remote. vimeo page.

Happy watching!