How to look like the most ancient in the world of icebergsPictolic
Icebergs that are hundreds of years ago broke away from the mainland and still swim in the ocean — some of the most beautiful creations of nature. Every year hundreds of thousands of icebergs break away from glaciers and sliding into the sea near the North and South poles. On the surface of the water you can see only 10% of the total volume of the iceberg, and the rest is hidden under water. Some of the icebergs, formed from the clumps of snow, swim more than 30 thousand years.
The researcher glaciers Robert Gilmore, which happens every year in Antarctica in expeditions to Polar Latitudes of the organization, said: "They melt incredibly slow. And slow moving, with a maximum of two nodes depending on the current. Icebergs vary greatly in appearance. Darker streaks on some of them can occur when freezing water penetrates into the cavity and refreezes. Blue icebergs are older and smaller, so they don't refract the light and it turns a kind of optical illusion".
The icebergs are melting on a summer night in the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón in Iceland, reflected in the water under a cloudy sky.
This iceberg was shot by photographer Ralph Clevenger in Antarctica.
Storms have carved bizarre sculpture of this iceberg off the coast of Greenland.
The penguin colony at the sea of Cattle turned this ancient iceberg in the amusement Park.
The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina.
Photographer Alex Cornell captured this tilted iceberg off the coast of Antarctica. This effect happens due to internal imbalance in the iceberg.
Penguins on an iceberg in the Weddell sea.
Flat-top iceberg that is falling apart.
Large icebergs contain a lot of minerals and sediment brought by the wind that look as layers when they roll over.
Iceberg off the coast of Isfjord, Ilulissat, Greenland.
He iceberg and the impressive part, visible through the transparent cold water.
When the sun came out, there was a beautiful haze off the coast of glacier Sermeq-Kujalleq, the most prolific on the icebergs in the Northern hemisphere.
Iceberg on the surface of Jökulsárlón.
Iceberg in the Inner Strait, Alaska.