_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: Striped Icebergs and Frozen Waves?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Striped Icebergs and Frozen Waves?

This is really beautiful 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 melt water 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.

These pictures are available because 2010 has been the coldest winter

 ... Isn't this amazing??  Yes these are really icebergs .... The wonderful tricks that nature can perform!

  How about a frozen wave? 

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 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!!!

Having the Internet means that we get to see something that we never imagined!

Now when it is really really hot outside this summer .... you can check this out and imagine how nice and "cool" this would make you.


Mona said...

These are incredible! They don't even look real, but instead like paintings. I know these photos were taken in Antarctica but i always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. i've heard it's beautiful.

tweeted this back when I rec'd your post via email.

Mer said...

These are so fascinating! And perfect to look at when trying to beat the summer heat. It's truly awe inspiring what beauty nature can create.