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An iceberg made of compactly frozen ice, illuminated by light transmitted through it, in the low light of the late evening in Greenland. The sunlight of late summer which lasts almost through the night is refracting inside the dense construction producing the intense colours. It is possible that this unique looking berg is more quickly frozen sea-ice that has blown back into a fjord. Or perhaps fast frozen melt water from a frozen ravine or moulin.
An iceberg made of compactly frozen ice, illuminated by light transmitted through it, in the low light of the late evening in Greenland. The sunlight of late summer which lasts almost through the night is refracting inside the dense construction producing the intense colours. It is possible that this unique looking berg is more quickly frozen sea-ice that has blown back into a fjord. Or perhaps fast frozen melt water from a frozen ravine or moulin.

Iceberg castle

An iceberg made of compactly frozen ice, illuminated by light transmitted through it, in the low light of the late evening in Greenland. The sunlight of late summer which lasts almost through the night is refracting inside the dense construction producing the intense colours. It is possible that this unique looking berg is more quickly frozen sea-ice that has blown back into a fjord. Or perhaps fast frozen melt water from a frozen ravine or moulin.

A massive series of air bubbles trapped inside ice at the point of freezing. Seen in the side of a piece of dense ice, effectively a small berg. The ice is incredibly compact hence able to transmit light through it. The series of bubbles stand approximately 2 metres high. They were photographed from a tiny boat, the photographer asked for the motor to be killed to make the surrounding fjord very still, in order to enhance the reflections.
A massive series of air bubbles trapped inside ice at the point of freezing. Seen in the side of a piece of dense ice, effectively a small berg. The ice is incredibly compact hence able to transmit light through it. The series of bubbles stand approximately 2 metres high. They were photographed from a tiny boat, the photographer asked for the motor to be killed to make the surrounding fjord very still, in order to enhance the reflections.

Air bubbles in iceberg

A massive series of air bubbles trapped inside ice at the point of freezing. Seen in the side of a piece of dense ice, effectively a small berg. The ice is incredibly compact hence able to transmit light through it. The series of bubbles stand approximately 2 metres high. They were photographed from a tiny boat, the photographer asked for the motor to be killed to make the surrounding fjord very still, in order to enhance the reflections.

An iceberg weathered spectacularly by the wind. Fierce winds whip across the entrance to this fjord (Prins Christiansen Sund) sculpting the softer surface of the bergs which they find in their path.
An iceberg weathered spectacularly by the wind. Fierce winds whip across the entrance to this fjord (Prins Christiansen Sund) sculpting the softer surface of the bergs which they find in their path.

iceberg weathered by strong winds

An iceberg weathered spectacularly by the wind. Fierce winds whip across the entrance to this fjord (Prins Christiansen Sund) sculpting the softer surface of the bergs which they find in their path.

Spikey berg

 

Berg after a storm in Fram Strait

 

Thin plumes of ice-crystals and water vapour whipped up by very strong wind currents. The wind is channelled through the steep sided cutting of Prins Christiansan Sund on South Greenland, giving it the velocity to shape bergs in this way.
Thin plumes of ice-crystals and water vapour whipped up by very strong wind currents. The wind is channelled through the steep sided cutting of Prins Christiansan Sund on South Greenland, giving it the velocity to shape bergs in this way.

Plumes of ice-crystals blown by the wind

Thin plumes of ice-crystals and water vapour whipped up by very strong wind currents. The wind is channelled through the steep sided cutting of Prins Christiansan Sund on South Greenland, giving it the velocity to shape bergs in this way.

Ice castle

 

A detailed shot of a line of dense ice inside an iceberg, floating in the sea off the south East Greenland coastline. The berg would have been calved from glaciers on Greenland. The strata of different coloured ice appears blue because it has a different density to the ice surrounding it. Possibly a meltwater ravine that had frozen solid in the glacier before the berg was calved.
A detailed shot of a line of dense ice inside an iceberg, floating in the sea off the south East Greenland coastline. The berg would have been calved from glaciers on Greenland. The strata of different coloured ice appears blue because it has a different density to the ice surrounding it. Possibly a meltwater ravine that had frozen solid in the glacier before the berg was calved.

Ramparts

A detailed shot of a line of dense ice inside an iceberg, floating in the sea off the south East Greenland coastline. The berg would have been calved from glaciers on Greenland. The strata of different coloured ice appears blue because it has a different density to the ice surrounding it. Possibly a meltwater ravine that had frozen solid in the glacier before the berg was calved.

Turtle berg Svalbard

 

A berg that has been sculpted by the wind floats in the calm sheltered waters of Kane Basin, in north Greenland. It displays a line of darker ice embedded in its structure, possibly caused by silt or other impurities. Probably calved from nearby Humboldt glacier which calves bergs into the Kane Basin in northern Greenland, the widest glacier in the northern hemisphere, it has a front of 110 Kilometres across.
A berg that has been sculpted by the wind floats in the calm sheltered waters of Kane Basin, in north Greenland. It displays a line of darker ice embedded in its structure, possibly caused by silt or other impurities. Probably calved from nearby Humboldt glacier which calves bergs into the Kane Basin in northern Greenland, the widest glacier in the northern hemisphere, it has a front of 110 Kilometres across.

Strip of morraine incorporated at glacial stage

A berg that has been sculpted by the wind floats in the calm sheltered waters of Kane Basin, in north Greenland. It displays a line of darker ice embedded in its structure, possibly caused by silt or other impurities. Probably calved from nearby Humboldt glacier which calves bergs into the Kane Basin in northern Greenland, the widest glacier in the northern hemisphere, it has a front of 110 Kilometres across.

Rolled over berg in Kane Basin

 

Moonlit berg against rocky coastline

 

Aerial of berg

 

Moonlit bergs

 

This iceberg is likely formed from ice which previously enclosed an 'englacial channel' -basically a pipe inside a glacier, that channelled meltwater. It has calved from the Humboldt glacier which is one of the largest in Greenland.
This iceberg is likely formed from ice which previously enclosed an 'englacial channel' -basically a pipe inside a glacier, that channelled meltwater. It has calved from the Humboldt glacier which is one of the largest in Greenland.

Fragment of an englacial channel

This iceberg is likely formed from ice which previously enclosed an 'englacial channel' -basically a pipe inside a glacier, that channelled meltwater. It has calved from the Humboldt glacier which is one of the largest in Greenland.

The Greenlandic town of Narsaq partially visible through a small wind blown opening, in a large ice berg floating in the town's bay. The photographer approached the berg on a small inflatable boat, dwarfed by the size of the berg. A tiny meltwater drip is just visible, seemingly above the town. falling inside the berg as it slowly melts in the warmer Greenlandic summer season. Bergs like this are a common sight in front of Narsaq and melting is natural in summer.
The Greenlandic town of Narsaq partially visible through a small wind blown opening, in a large ice berg floating in the town's bay. The photographer approached the berg on a small inflatable boat, dwarfed by the size of the berg. A tiny meltwater drip is just visible, seemingly above the town. falling inside the berg as it slowly melts in the warmer Greenlandic summer season. Bergs like this are a common sight in front of Narsaq and melting is natural in summer.

Narsaq through a hole in a berg

The Greenlandic town of Narsaq partially visible through a small wind blown opening, in a large ice berg floating in the town's bay. The photographer approached the berg on a small inflatable boat, dwarfed by the size of the berg. A tiny meltwater drip is just visible, seemingly above the town. falling inside the berg as it slowly melts in the warmer Greenlandic summer season. Bergs like this are a common sight in front of Narsaq and melting is natural in summer.

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