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The Big One

By TheURL  
Though it looks like snow-covered land, this is in fact a single iceberg. Probably about the same height (from water line to the apex) as St Paul's Cathedral in London. Photo taken at about 1 or 2 a.m. in July 2018 on the west coast of Greenland. These are the biggest in the northern hemisphere so to see anything larger you need to go to Antarctica. The one that sank the Titanic is thought to have come from the same glacier as this one. Many more icebergs in this video that I shot at Midnight Iceberg Boat Trip.

Addendum: I've called it "The Big One" but there are many the same size in the area - I was just running out of ideas for titles Smile

Tags: Greenland Iceberg Landscape and travel

Voters: mike9005, mj.king, PhilT2 and 26 more

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ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2020 10:47AM
Superb, and just watched the YouTube Video. Looks an interesting place from a photographers perception but must be a fairly grim place to live when the weather is bad.
Tony
30 Dec 2020 11:10AM
Thanks Tony - yes its certainly photogenic; both from the nature point of view and also (for me) the people and what they are doing. I've been selective so far with what I upload as some subjects are sensitive (hunting, etc). But its most definitely grim and harsh at times. In Qaanaaq this week its a high of -18C and it will be 24 hour darkness for some weeks to come. And at times very windy as well.
30 Dec 2020 12:15PM
Wow. Thatís stunning. I bet you barely took the camera out of your hands on that trip! 😉
clicknimagine Plus
11 771 104 India
30 Dec 2020 12:22PM
Beautiful...
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
30 Dec 2020 5:51PM
Amazing. I watched all 4 videos, an enjoyable virtual trip from my bedroom in the winter here near Toronto.
30 Dec 2020 6:02PM
Aww thanks - I'm touched! Toronto is a beautiful city - I've visited a couple of times. Hope you liked my organ-playing joke in part 4! I try to be informative but also add a bit of eccentric British humour into my work. Well that was 2018 and I did another 3 films from my 2019 trip (which features all those rusty barrels), and one film from my first trip there in 2016 - but that was the first video I'd ever made - so that's a bit rusty as well Smile
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
30 Dec 2020 6:06PM
I was convinced for a short while that you really did play that organ!

Ill watch the other videos too...
30 Dec 2020 6:13PM
Smile Well it was me playing the organ for the first passage (my own little composition from earlier that day in the nearby church), but then I decided I wanted the most ridiculously pompous piece of organ music I could possibly find to sort of drift into - and then the joke occurred to me as I was adding the captions! It took about a week to make those 4 short films; choosing which clips, what order, what music, getting the timings to work etc - but they augment the photosets well and help me remember the detail of our trips. The older you get the less you remember.
30 Dec 2020 6:16PM
@banehawi - I love your edit - many thanks. As I said in my abstract I don't really edit my stuff much if at all. And if I do I can't decide what variations I like best but that's one cool edit Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
30 Dec 2020 11:16PM
Such a wonder to see. Amazing image.

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