Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watery Wednesday









Amazing striped icebergs

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions . Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater an d freezes so quickly that no bubbles form . When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside . If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe . Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea. To see more photos please visit Watery Wednesday and join us.

23 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

First, how do you post so fast? LOL! Second, these are amazing shots of the most remarkable thing I've ever seen. Wow!!!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oops. I thought I'd clicked somewhere else. My comments about the photo still apply. But you posted your name/link under last weeks meme. You might want to re-enter it under this week's that I just posted. I'd hate for anyone to miss these fantastic photos.

Rob Ripma said...

Those are amazing. I have never seen anything like that.

simply divina said...

This is amazing!

Mojo said...

That is astonishing! At first I was sure it was ice, then I wasn't then I was... thanks for finally settling it for me!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for re-entering your link under the new post. Just to let you know, there was an error in it so I deleted and then re-entered it so it won't be in the same place as you remembered.

Tricia said...

So Fantastically, Out Of This World, AWESOME!!!
I couldn't believe what I was seeing - still can't even after reading your entry! And how amazing is it to be able to go to Antarctica!!! WoW! I have to check out those pics again! I'm truly flabbergasted here!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Absolutely fascinating ... and eye popping. That looked like a giant ice cube. I was hurriedly racing to the bottom of post to see what and where they were.

Mamapippa said...

Brrrr ... I'm freezing if I look at these ones, but they are beautiful !

ilanadavita said...

Stunning shots!

Digital Polaroids said...

AMAZING!!! And you walked THERE!!

Kathy said...

OMGosh what awesome pictures. How neat you were able to see some real icebergs! Hope you have a wonderful week. =)

me ann my camera said...

Those are just beautiful. I have never seen anything like it before.

Aisha said...

WOW! What an amazing place to be in! It's really beautiful! :)

Sorry about contemporary portrait. Now I feel bad if I don't continue it.

naina said...

Hi,

I clicked on this blog while searching for some reference material for my project. I liked the freshness of your work.

Nice, keep it up

Naina

The Yothers said...

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comments. I really really appreciate it so much. God bless!

Judy said...

These photos are simply incredible!! I want to go to the Antactic even more now that I have seen them!! Striped icebergs! Amazing!!
Thanks for sharing!

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful and breathtaking! I have seen similar pictures of that phenomen on the internet, and can't believe you have been there! (I believe it..:))Lucky you to have walked and seen such astonishing ice formations!

simply divina said...

Congrats sister, your scenic is the best!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

That is so amazing. I've never, ever seen anything like it!

ppdesigns said...

very cool place and photos! it looks like it froze as it was streaming down!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastiche fantastiche fantastiche foto !!!!
Bellissime !! :-)

rayjean said...

thats amazing. i like your blog so much. wish i could have a blog like that.

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