An Iceberg the Size of Four San Franciscos is Floating Around in the Southern Hemisphere (PICS)

 
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Introduction

Icebergs are large pieces of ice that broke off from a snow-formed glacier or an iceshelf. Where a glacier meets the sea, humongous chunks of ice break off from the face of the glacier; this is known as “calving” and this is how many icebergs are “born.” Old icebergs may be hundreds of thousands of years old. Many years of falling snow, consisting of snow crystals by the countless billions, act like tiny mirrors and reflect the light. Some icebergs are also formed by freezing ocean water instead of snow and those areas are full of tiny air bubbles. Beautiful bluish streaks that appear in some icebergs are caused by the refreezing of meltwater that previously filled very old glacier ice crevasses. The very dense, very old ice captures the sun’s light and allows only the high-energy blue wavelengths to escape. The beautiful blue icebergs change color and intensity according to the position of the sun.[ 37 Pictures]
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Killer Whales, a glacier and icebergs
The photographer notes, “Two transient orcas make their way through an Alaskan fjord.”Rennett Stowe

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Perito Moreno Glacier with a backdrop of black mountains.
Perito Moreno is the most beautiful, interesting and, consequently, the most visited glacier in Argentina. Another gorgeous place where icebergs are “born.” Ana_Cotta

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River runs under the ice
The photographer notes, “This river came out from under the glacier. The compact blue ice in the background was lit up by the pure sunlight.” Matthew Hoelscher

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Briksdalsbreen Glacier where icebergs break off
Briksdalsbreen, in Norway, is part of west arm of Jostedalsbreen National Park — Jostedalsbreen is Europe’s largest land glacier. Vicrogo

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Antartica where penguins play
Angell Williams

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Ice calving at Glaciar Perito Moreno
Falling icebergs! Christof Berger

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See-through iceberg, Beascochea Bay Mark Sykes
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Colorful iceberg with blue stripe
Jeff McNeill

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Colorful iceberg with beautiful blue stripes
Jeff McNeill

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Patagônia – Icebergs Ana_Cotta
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Perito Moreno – icebergs falling

Photograph noted, “View from lower trail over 600 meters [over 1,968 feet]down from the top” Matthew Hoelscher

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Massive blue-and-white striped iceberg Jeff McNeill
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Magnificently marbled iceberg Jeff McNeill
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Polar bear on sea ice close to Svalbard

The ice island is made from compacted icebergs. Hannes Grobe

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Steve Irwin iceberg
John (guano)

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