The actor who plays Jaime Lannister on the global hit HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" introduces the beautiful landscapes of Greenland.
The star who is also a newly-appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador was tasked to gather street view imagery for Google in southern Greenland. All of this was to shed some light on the impact of climate change. It should be noted that Coster-Waldau is no stranger to Greenland as his wife, Nukaaka Coster-Waldau, is from the massive island and is a former Miss Greenland.
A Google blog post show that was penned by Coster-Waldau himself talks about the actor's trek with a large Street View camera equipment attached on his back. The Danish man is the first celebrity to capture Street View images for Google.
Coster-Waldau and the team first visit the town of Igaliku. The village, which he describes as "brightly colored houses and hillsides dotted with sheep" only have a population of 27. Along with changing freezing and melting glaciers, came disrupted fishing and hunting lifestyles.
As Greenland is also known for its hot springs, the team also did not fail to drop by the remote island of Uunartoq, which boasts geothermal springs and breathtaking views of icebergs and mountain peaks covered with white snow. The actor also stops by the glacial-covered Qoorog Fjord, where the second largest ice sheet in the world meets the sea but is also melting at an alarming rate.
This is not the first time Google Street View highlighted the effects of climate change. Polar Bears International used the Street View Trekker in an effort to map polar bears in their habitat that can be found in Churchill, Manitoba. The scientists from the Nature Conservancy in California have also used the Google Street View Trekker to observe the state of blue oak trees (Quercus douglasii) found in Central California.