Rough. Real. Remote. Greenland has been beckoning intrepid spirits for thousands of years and for many feels like a place you've known, but never been. It is the land of adventure that celebrates raw nature and deep cultural traditions.
Explore this stunning country with an 10-day custom itinerary with Visit Greenland and Destination Arctic Circle. Begin your assignment in the Kangerlussuaq community before flying along the rugged edge of the nearby ice cap to the Russell Glacier. You’ll spend the next two days and nights exploring the majestic Russell Glacier - hiking, and shooting along the various ridges. Next, you’ll set up camp near a lake in the rolling hills of the highlands in search of musk oxen and arctic hare (and maybe even a shy reindeer!)
For a change of scenery, you’ll fly to Maniitsoq with Air Greenland where you’ll take a charter boat to Kangaamiut. The boat will pass scenic fiordscapes with high peaks, narrow passages, archipelagos, and remnants of abandoned settlements along the way – all culminating in an excursion to the famed Eternity Fjord the next day. A visit to the community of Kangaamiut will give you a sense of the rhythm of the country and how communities are intrinsically connected to their environment.
Check out the full itinerary here.
Here’s the deal:
*You must be available to be in Greenland between August 26-September 6, 2013.
*On the trip you will work alongside Jason Edwards photographing the people, wildlife and landscapes of Greenland at various times of the day and night.
*You will gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience in everything from shot set up, technique and composition through to insights into his many years of diverse experience as an award-winning photographer.
*Your assignment will involve observing and assisting Jason as well as undertaking your own photographic work. This will involve long days, early mornings and late nights working!
*Most of all, you'll be experiencing what it's like to be a photographer on-assignment with National Geographic!
Applications close: 2pm July 5, 2013 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Please Note: Last year we almost had a server meltdown because applicants left it to the last minute to submit. Don't miss out! Apply well before the closing date to ensure your application is successful!
The recipient of the Scholarship, along with the best entries, will be published onWorldNomads.com on July 26, 2013.