Incredible Icebergs [37 Pics]

Lightning Strikes Iceberg

Lightning Strikes Iceberg
Sony PSP Wallpaper


Icebergs are large pieces of ice that broke off from a snow-formed glacier or an iceshelf. Where a glacier meets the sea, humongous chunks of ice break off from the face of the glacier; this is known as “calving” and this is how many icebergs are “born.” Old icebergs may be hundreds of thousands of years old. Many years of falling snow, consisting of snow crystals by the countless billions, act like tiny mirrors and reflect the light. Some icebergs are also formed by freezing ocean water instead of snow and those areas are full of tiny air bubbles. Beautiful bluish streaks that appear in some icebergs are caused by the refreezing of meltwater that previously filled very old glacier ice crevasses. The very dense, very old ice captures the sun’s light and allows only the high-energy blue wavelengths to escape. The beautiful blue icebergs change color and intensity according to the position of the sun.[ 37 Pictures]

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Killer Whales, a glacier and icebergs

Killer Whales, a glacier and icebergs
The photographer notes, “Two transient orcas make their way through an Alaskan fjord.”Rennett Stowe

Perito Moreno Glacier with icebergs

Perito Moreno Glacier with a backdrop of black mountains.
Perito Moreno is the most beautiful, interesting and, consequently, the most visited glacier in Argentina. Another gorgeous place where icebergs are “born.” Ana_Cotta

River runs under the ice - blue icebergs in the background

River runs under the ice
The photographer notes, “This river came out from under the glacier. The compact blue ice in the background was lit up by the pure sunlight.” Matthew Hoelscher

The Briksdal glacier where chunks break off to form iceburgs

Briksdalsbreen Glacier where icebergs break off
Briksdalsbreen, in Norway, is part of west arm of Jostedalsbreen National Park — Jostedalsbreen is Europe’s largest land glacier. Vicrogo

Antartica where Penguins play on an iceberg made ice island

Antartica where penguins play
Angell Williams

Ice calving at Glaciar Perito Moreno

Ice calving at Glaciar Perito Moreno
Falling icebergs! Christof Berger

See-through iceberg, Beascochea Bay

See-through iceberg, Beascochea Bay Mark Sykes

Colorful iceberg with blue stripe

Colorful iceberg with blue stripe
Jeff McNeill

Colorful iceberg with beautiful blue stripes

Colorful iceberg with beautiful blue stripes
Jeff McNeill

Patagônia - Icebergs

Patagônia – Icebergs Ana_Cotta

Perito Moreno - icebergs falling

Perito Moreno – icebergs falling

Photograph noted, “View from lower trail over 600 meters [over 1,968 feet]down from the top” Matthew Hoelscher

Massive blue-and-white striped iceberg

Massive blue-and-white striped iceberg Jeff McNeill

Magnificently marbled iceberg

Magnificently marbled iceberg Jeff McNeill

Polar bear on sea ice close to Svalbard - the ice island is made from compacted icebergs

Polar bear on sea ice close to Svalbard

The ice island is made from compacted icebergs. Hannes Grobe

Steve Irwin iceberg

Steve Irwin iceberg
John (guano)

Greenland, Blue iceberg

Greenland, Blue iceberg
Jerzy Strzelecki

Iceberg in Newfoundland Canada

Iceberg in Newfoundland Canada
Natalie Lucier

Frozen tidal wave

Frozen tidal wave Hoax Slayer

Greenland melting blue iceberg

Greenland melting blue iceberg HD Wallpaper

Beached iceberg in Tracy Arm, Alaska

Beached iceberg in Tracy Arm, Alaska Jessica Spengler

Assorted Ice bergs Thule Greenland

Assorted Ice bergs Thule GreenlandDrew Avery

blue iceberg with Adelie penguins

Blue iceberg with Adelie penguins
Photographer noted, iceberg with a resting group of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae); the iceberg consists of blue ice, indicating that this is very old ice from deeper parts of the Antarctic ice sheet. Image was taken in the northern part of the Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean, Antarctica during expedition ANT-VIII/3 of the german research vessel POLARSTERN.
Hannes Grobe

Danmark O, Fohn Fjord, Renodde - iceberg

Danmark O, Fohn Fjord, Renodde – iceberg Rita Willaert

An the blue color

An iceberg…love the blue color Chadica

Blue Tabular Iceberg

Blue Tabular Iceberg michael clarke stuff

debris-striped iceberg

Debris-striped iceberg SwissEduc

Harbor Seal - Alaska iceberg

Harbor Seal – Alaska iceberg Alan Vernon

Iceberg Arch

Iceberg Arch
Iceberg with a hole in the strait between Langø and Sanderson Hope south of Upernavik, Greenland.Kim Hansen

Jokulsarlon, Iceland, icebergs

Jokulsarlon, Iceland, icebergs Chris (Molechaser)

blue iceberg at south polar circle

Blue ice at South Polar circle Antarktika

Small blue iceberg with large white iceberg

Small blue iceberg with large white iceberg michael clarke stuff

Small Penguins - iceberg

Penguins Angell Williams

Iceland icebergs

Iceland icebergs “On the rocks” batintherain

Navigating incredible blue icebergs in Argentine

Navigating incredible blue icebergs in Argentine pululante

Tunel at Glaciar Perito Moreno - icebergs

Tunel at Glaciar Perito Moreno Roger Schultz

iceberg with a hole

Iceberg with a hole
Photographer noted, “Icebergs around Cape York,Greenland. The icebergs are beautiful and display many interesting shapes. You could see the iceberg with a hole at the image. The hole was caused by weathering effects – erosion by waves, wind and melting.”Mila Zinkova

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76 Responses to Incredible Icebergs [37 Pics]

  1. Jodi February 8, 2011 at 6:27 am #


    My brother’s been to Svalbard (#15)…

  2. funvblog February 8, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    Really incredible and unseen…

  3. Omar February 8, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    These are some truly incredible pictures. They are worthy of the big picture (the boston globe photo blog)

    We need to preserve these and fight global warming.

    • Jerry February 8, 2011 at 11:43 am #

      1st global warming? Wake up lol

    • Natasha Lapikl February 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      AHHRGH!!! read my comment below :((((((

  4. Heather February 8, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Love the pics. it’s like globle warming in action!

    • Natasha Lapikl February 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      When u see something beautiful can you just say wow that is amazing and let it take your breathe away? why do you have to immediately say – global warming! global warming! Beep Beep beep! just stop and smell the roses people. What has our world become.. it is SOBERING to think that in modern times people cant enjoy the BEAUTY that;s around them. :/

      • judy February 17, 2011 at 8:43 am #

        I agree!!! just enjoy!!!

      • Perk Cartel April 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

        Yes, Natasha, let’s all put our brains in neutral and just absorb, like moss… that’ll fix everything… yes, it’s truly amazing, erm, now what?

      • russel January 29, 2013 at 9:58 am #

        so true, just don’t think of Global Warming… Think of the beauty around us the roses, flowers, trees, family, and even what can cause us Global Warming caan be beautiful… so only think of the things we like that brigns no harm. 😉

  5. The Web Pro February 8, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Breathtaking photos! It’s sobering to think that we may not be able to take photos like this in a few generations from now.

    • Richard February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      Of course we will be able to take these kinds of photos. This is one of my greatest problems with global warming, if we (people) are so powerful that our actions have changed our climate irreversibly, why can’t we be just as powerful and come up with a solution?
      How many generations has it been since the industrial revolution? How many generations will it take to come up with a solution to our climate problem?
      If you can believe that man has such great power for destruction, why can’t he have just as great power for the benefit of mankind? On the other hand if mankind isn’t the cause of global warming and its just a natural cycle, are we helpless and under the control of nature?

      • Werner March 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

        And how has Mankind been able?, in the changes of Nature, way – way before now, where have we been then ?…

      • susie March 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm #


        The Earth is a powerful intelligent living organism always finding it’s balance. It’s chills, it warms, it spews, it shakes. All of humanity is like one flea on a dogs back. Stop worrying and let yourself be awed by its beauty.

    • Natasha Lapikl February 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

      Get over it and just enjoy what u have at this moment ‘the Web Pro’ and ‘RIchard’ Please.

      • Richard February 11, 2011 at 8:11 am #

        You got that right!

    • hiway280z June 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      Sure they will. This has been happening since the beginning of time. They break off new forms.

  6. Trendy Guy February 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    It’s amazing to me that so many people (including myself) have never seen these amazing icebergs in person—

    I’m surely thankful for the photographs though— absolutely stunning!

  7. Bryan February 9, 2011 at 5:20 am #


    • frann February 9, 2011 at 9:04 am #

      Never thought I would ever say this …but I think I want to go to Greenland or

  8. Brian February 9, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    @ Picture 6

    Really, Antartica?

    • Mary Ann February 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

      We saw icebergs while on our Antarctic cruise some years ago, but NOTHING like any of these. Incredible only comes close to describing what I have just seen. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

  9. Bob Cummins February 9, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I just recieved your e-mail (#2). I can hardly wait for more. My wonderlust for travel has been piqued. Thank You.

    • George February 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank You.xoxox

  10. Eileen February 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Just breathtakingly beautiful…thankyou for sharing these awesome pictures of icebergs!

  11. Fabio Carvalho February 10, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Mother Nature is FANTASTIC!

  12. TERESA February 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    EU adorei!!

  13. Natasha Lapikl February 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Wow. Im totally using some of these for my screensavers<3 God has produced such beutous things on this planet.

  14. Natasha Lapikl February 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    WOw, I am totally using these for my screen saver! The earth is just so darn beautiful, aint it!

  15. Kathy February 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Breathtaking! Nature at her finest!

  16. Vinícius Campos February 11, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Impressionante o tamanho e a magnitude dessas verdadeiras obras de arte da natureza. Porém, ao mesmo tempo vemos que tudo, ironicamente belo, é reflexo do aquecimento global.

  17. Dolores February 12, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    Wonderful pics. Too bad they don’t show the rest of the iceberg—under the water. Would be interesting!

  18. maureen February 12, 2011 at 8:39 am #


    • Mark February 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      My favorite color happens to be Blue, but that doesn’t mean I want to TURN blue! I’ll stay on the part of the globe that actually HAS some warming going on. Pretty pictures though.

      • Taschner February 13, 2011 at 12:08 am #

        These are so beautiful; The Lords work;—-Think how much more beautiful Heaven will be!!!

  19. Frank whitson February 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I spent a year in thule Greenland, I never got to see an iceburg as beautifull as these!!1 1959!

  20. Harry February 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Awesome photos! I love the blue ice! Makes me want to travel to some place where I can see icebergs for myself.

  21. lowie Graves February 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Wow. So beautiful! And fun to see icebergs from other parts of the world than the familiar Alaskan ones. Thanks. i am concerned for our polar bears!!

  22. scott watkins February 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    It was an iceberg that sank an unsinkable ship. I may be man that melts away the iceberg.

  23. funeraldoom March 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    No need to see God to recognize His greatness. Sublime photos.

  24. ratso March 26, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    It has become fashionable to call the smallest piece of ice that comes off a glacier an “iceberg” — which means “ice mountain.” The little pieces that come off the Perito Moreno glacier and other glaciers hardly qualify as mountains. But some people are easily impressed by even the smallest events.

  25. cheetahex2 April 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm #


  26. Grump April 3, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Too bad Bush, Cheney and Rove melted all the icebergs and killed all the polar bears, penguins, killer whales and seals.

  27. Teto Heffington May 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm #


  28. Dale January 7, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. Is there a site that has HD size iceberg pics as well?


  29. Doug Berry June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    The photos were spectacular, absolutely awesome, I found them to be mind and body relaxing. Thank you very much

  30. L.B. Strawn June 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Natasha mentioned global warming and others did as well. My thoughts are that there will be global warming,
    but it wont be man made. The bible says that when Christ comes to claim his own, the earth will melt with
    fervent heat. That will be global warming, GOD MADE!!! If anyone likes rhyming poetry with good messages,
    log on my web site. After reading, please sign the guest book as to your thoughts of the poems.

  31. ubong davies July 26, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    nice pics of icebergs but they seems dangerous

  32. CARLOPABE May 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Just want to thank you for sharing. Life’s great!!!


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