Icebergs in Amazing Colors

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 green stripe.

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

Antarctica Frozen Wave pix's - 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 freezing.

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

Incredible! I am over 60 years old and have never seen pictures of icebergs with colors like these! And those frozen waves, WOW, glad to be in Texas!


Campbell Jane said...

They are beautiful!

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Wow, those are amazing pictures. I've never seen anything like that before in my life either! Crazy!

dianem said...

Those are breathtaking, just gorgeous!

samdaddycool said...

Those are amazing. Really like them all. Nice post.

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

holy cow thats AMAZING!!!! so beautiful!!

nologic said...

These are so beautiful. I never new there were striped icebergs. Amazing.

Adorn Me Jewelry said...

This is positively fascinating. I've never seen or read about this before -- you're not alone... :) They're all amazing, but that frozen wave is spectacular!

Is that you there in the photo?