Nature Video
landscapes

By Luke Kenton


This stunning footage shows the unique life and serene landscapes that lurk beneath the ice caps of Greenland.

PIC BY ALEXANDER BENEDIK/CATERS NEWS

Under the isolated icecaps of Tasiilaq on April 17, diver Alexander Benedik bears witness to some truly stunning sights as he navigates the vast crevasses preserved hauntingly beneath the surface.

With temperatures plummeting to -2°, the ice-clad wasteland may suggest a desolate landscape void of life, instead Alexander is greeted by some of the world’s most captivating creatures.

PIC BY ALEXANDER BENEDIK/CATERS NEWS 

From transparent Arctic Jelly fish to illuminous skeleton shrimp, the unique wildlife comes by thick and fast to show off their shimmering bright colours, with a white Nudibranch – a soft-bodied mollusc – stealing the show.

Captivated by the beauty surrounding him, Alexander said: “I’ve been diving for nearly 20 years, but very little compares to the beauty of Greenland.

“I’ve always wanted to dive her, and my first time certainly didn’t disappoint.

PIC BY ALEXANDER BENEDIK/CATERS NEWS

“I was expecting the diver to be isolated and lonely, but there was so much life down there I never felt alone.

“There was life all around me.

PIC BY ALEXANDER BENEDIK/CATERS NEWS

“I’ve seen types of Nudibranch and jellyfish before, but never ones like these.

“It was incredibly special to witness and something I will never forget.”