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Ittoqqortoormiit photograph by Richard Collier Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit
a beautiful photograph by

Richard Collier

flickr.com/photos/rmc1952/
richardmcollier@yahoo.co.uk

Country : Greenland
Area : Ittoqqortoormiit

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Area was just after leaving the town of Ittoqqotoormiit which is located in Scoresby Sund (Sound) the largest fjord system in the world. The settlement of Ittoqqotoormiit is the only one in the area with a population of about 500.
Camera used Canon EOS60D with a 100-400mm lens.



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Ittoqqortoormiit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittoqqortoormiit

Ittoqqortoormiit (East Greenlandic) or Illoqortormiut (West Greenlandic) (Inuit pronunciation: [itːoqːɔʁtɔːʁmiːt]), formerly known as Scoresbysund, is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland. Its population is 452 as of 2013.[1]

The former name Scoresbysund derives from the Arctic explorer and whaler William Scoresby, who was the first to map the area in 1822. The name "Ittoqqortoormiit" means "Big-House Dwellers" in the Eastern Greenlandic dialect. The region is known for its wildlife, including polar bears, muskoxen, and seals.

Ittoqqortoormiit is located on Liverpool Land, near the mouth of the northern shore of the Kangertittivaq fjord, which empties into the Greenland Sea.[2]