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The Wild West Fjords

Westfjords, Iceland

Story by UrtheCast Gallery December 1st, 2016

This one's bound to give you a chill.

Below, Iceland's Westfjords (or West Fjords) reach out from along the Denmark Strait, toward Greenland. From this angle, the land almost resembles crystallizing frost.

Iceland's Westfjords district — a virtually uninhabited area — is characterized by its undulations of fjords and mountains, which comprise most of the terrain you see in the imagery below. In addition to its reputation for being far off the beaten track, the area is also known for its Aurora Borealis displays and unique wildlife, including sea birds, like puffins, and the [adorable] arctic fox.

Imagery captured by UrtheCast's Deimos-1 satellite.