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Iceberg off Newfoundland

By accystan
I'd always wanted to see an iceberg. We circled around it at a distance of about 50 - 100m - they can roll unexpectedly. This one would have been about the size of a house.

They're quite awe inspiring, magical really. The colour is natural; I haven't added any blue into the pic. The amazing thing is that it was a gloomy, grey day. The whiteness comes from the air bubbles trapped in the original snow that fell. The rich blue streaks are where a stream of meltwater would have run.

And that's all I know, or was told that day, about icebergs.

Tags: Canada Iceberg Landscape and travel Newfoundland Wildlife and nature

Voters: brianus, scott_jessuk, Caledonia and 12 more


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scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
13 Jul 2007 7:41PM
Very stunning capture, it looks very awe inspiring. I wish I could have been there top get some shots too.

Scott
Caledonia 15 2 Scotland
13 Jul 2007 7:47PM
The blue colour is amazing. Never seen an iceberg for real but this is a fantastic capture (and a day you'll not forget in a hurry I'll bet).
Marie
hook 14 706 England
13 Jul 2007 8:07PM
amazing! good capture
Hugeknot 16 1.2k 2 Iceland
13 Jul 2007 8:49PM
Nice image. I was told that the blue in an iceberg was an indication of its age.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Jul 2007 9:04PM
nice to see the natural colour

well caught
jeff
wasper 15 533 1 Ireland
13 Jul 2007 9:36PM
It's more like the size of 10 story building on it's size. Phenomenal.
13 Jul 2007 10:05PM
Dont get many of these to the dozen, good to see
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 12:29PM
Amazing capture, I'm fascinated by the shape of the iceberg.........

Ali
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
16 Jul 2007 4:47PM
Thank you all looking at my pic and for commenting.

Dave D
TattySnapper 15 10 England
11 Sep 2007 11:27AM
Nice shot here Dave - blimey, that sea looks cold! Nice write-up too. Good to see the natural colours.

Cheers,
Simon
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
11 Sep 2007 2:32PM

Quote:that sea looks cold!


Thanks for commenting Simon. It was also cold in a semi-open boat taking the pics. Hard to believe it was a June day. One of the other tourists on board was from Preston - small world and me in my Accrington Stanley jacket....

Cheers,

Dave D
chensuriashi Plus
14 334 18 England
9 Oct 2007 1:20AM
Great shot... I watched a Utube of a blue Iceberg rollover in the ocean, dont know if you can trace it wonder if this is it....Chen.
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
9 Oct 2007 5:14PM
Thanks for looking and commenting Ian. I did look at YouTube and found a number of iceberg videos. Quite aweinspiring.

Cheers,

Dave D

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