Striped Icebergs

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 and 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

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by
sediment, picked up
when the ice sheet grinds downhill
towards the sea.

Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing!

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the
ice.  That's what it is like in
Antarctica where it is the

coldest weather in decades.
 Water freezes the instant

it comes in contact with the air.
 The temperature of the

water is already some degrees below

Just look at
how the wave froze in mid-air!!!

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Amazing sculptures of frozen movement.  Powerful and so beautiful...Nature.

Thanks Dave!


maryc's picture

Dear Dave,

Thank you for sharing these photos! I agree with Tricia..Awesome Dude!


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ChrisBowers's picture

Made me think of majestic writing on the wall,

cathedrals preceding earth changes,

so magnificent, in spite of what they portend....

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