One Photographer’s Month on Greenland’s Disco 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 Disco 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 Disco 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.

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 Disco Bay.

Red Sailboat Next to Iceberg in Disco BayDisco Bay by Albert DrosRed Sailboat Next to Iceberg in Disco Bay

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

Iceberg in Greenland Surrounded by FogFoggy GreenlandDisco Bay by Albert Dros

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

Disco Bay by Albert DrosMidnight Sun in Greenland

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

Colorful Houses in Ilulissat Red House on Disco BayHouses on Disco Bay

Sled Dog in Oqaatsut RodebayCute Blue House on Disco BaySun Hello in Oqaatsut, Rodebay

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

Detail of Iceberg in Disco Bay by Albert DrosClose Up Detail Photo of IcebergSea Bird Perched on an Iceberg in GreenlandDetails of Iceberg in Disco BayClose 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 Disco Bay

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