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I Was Lucky To Capture A Rare Flipped Iceberg In Antarctica
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Nature, Photography7 years ago

I Was Lucky To Capture A Rare Flipped Iceberg In Antarctica

I had the great fortune to come upon this flipped iceberg in Cierva Cove, Antarctica. The color and appearance of this one were entirely different from any I have ever seen in person or photos. Most are white, but this one was a radiant blue/jade.

I photographed it from a small Zodiac boat with a Canon 5DMKII and a 16-35mm lens. I was shooting raw and the only photo processing necessary was curve adjustments to bring it back to a properly exposed image. The iceberg was this color in real life and required no enhancement to give it this alien appearance. As photos go, I consider this to be the result of being in the right place/time; there was nothing spectacular done on my part to achieve this. Antarctica is clearly a very photogenic place.

I was extremely lucky to encounter this iceberg when I did — it would only be a few days before the sun, water, snow, rain etc. would change the surface color to the standard white/grey.

ADVENTURE!

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Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica (alt view)

Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica (wide view)

Normal, though massive, Iceberg in Antarctica

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DarleenColeWarren
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7 years ago

looks like glass on the water. It is Beautiful.

LeonieBrok
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7 years ago

I want this as my desktop background :D

llbuccola
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7 years ago

Agreed!

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JenniferMcLennan
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7 years ago

Thanks for posting....the beauty of nature is so impressive.

RaymondChak
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7 years ago

Awesome!

EricCovington
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7 years ago

really awesome experience. Thanks for sharing it with everyone else. wow!

SheilaFrangiamore
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7 years ago

Amazing luck and a wonderful example of natures beauty! Thank You for capturing.

LudovitGruska
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7 years ago

Absolutely stunning :)

DanielErasmus
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7 years ago

How do you think the unthinkable? With an itheberg.

FrancoMasini
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6 years ago

"Penso che anche le mie diapo dell'Antartide, quando le troveranno, si domanderanno da dove vengono...!"

JoseVerdiFlores
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7 years ago

Nature it's amazing herself!!!

JasperTong
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7 years ago

love it!!!!!! <3

ScottTurner
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7 years ago

Very nice. I'm guessing that being underwater (until it flipped) has preserved the features and colours that were exposed when it calved.

KaylaRambo
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7 years ago

It's beautiful - I wish they always looked that way

Existential_Beauty
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7 years ago

Amazingly Amazing...Immensely Infinite

Debbie Renock
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7 years ago

AWESOME! !

DebbieRenock
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7 years ago

AWESOME! !

Trence Ino
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7 years ago

i think superman lives there

TrenceIno
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7 years ago

i think superman lives there

ayoubmuh
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7 years ago

Marvellous!

Wendy Gibson
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7 years ago

WOW! Nature's perfect water sapphire.

NARESH
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7 years ago

Nice

Thomas32
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7 years ago

Impressive

bells317
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7 years ago

That guy was pretty lucky.

RM Ro
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7 years ago

So beautiful!

Joan Kitromilis
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7 years ago

really great what luck and timing

DebbieKeller-Niven
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7 years ago

Stunning---thank you for capturing and sharing its beauty

JoshMarden
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7 years ago

Blue is my favourite colour and these images are just awesome.

Matt Macabre
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7 years ago

We've found Superman's hideout.

MattMacabre
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7 years ago

We've found superman's hideout.

PaulMurdoch
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7 years ago

That my should make a gateorade flavour "flipped iceburg"

PaulMurdoch
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7 years ago

That my should make a gateorade flavour "flipped iceburg"

CharleneStafford
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7 years ago

This is a beautiful sight!! Glad you got this chance and sharing this!! Great photos !!

MarinPaunov
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7 years ago

Stunnigly beautiful, indeed. And imagine how many drinks it would help prepare! :)

VintageGeek
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7 years ago

Good job you weren't on the Titanic!

HealingMoonBreezes
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7 years ago

cool! you are so blessed.

PaulineJaneBuckley
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7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL

NadineFernie
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7 years ago

Beauty of nature!

ShanePavini-glad
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7 years ago

I thought that this was very interesting. My question is how did this iceberg flip over.

TrinaG-Thomas
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7 years ago

Pretty.

IRENEJENSEN
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7 years ago

Awesome

ScottHolmquist
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7 years ago

This is a once in a lifetime type of experience and you did an amazing job!

slywlf
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Exquisite!!! What colors!

pony33
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7 years ago

Let go and party on that iceberg!!!

LisaNauen
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7 years ago

I think it doesn't look good :(

LisaNauen
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7 years ago

I think it doesn't look good :(

JulieHunterCaverBurdine
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7 years ago

Beautiful

susanLi
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7 years ago

WOW AWESOME

Babifv
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7 years ago

Love!

LauraAustin
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7 years ago

Phenomenal pictures!!! Amazing Color! What an experience to be there! Wish you would had a video, haha, WE Wish you would have had a video!

RebeccaDavis
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7 years ago

Amazing. Beautiful.

BruceJensen
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7 years ago

I wanna lick it

MartinW
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7 years ago

I wonder if anyone has captured the actual flipping on video??

TonyAmaral
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7 years ago

A natural Gem in the water, beautiful!

da_ennaPD
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7 years ago

incredible, nature is really incredible...

Jo-AnnNixon
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7 years ago

Awesome!

tildesk
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7 years ago

awesome pics!

DawnForney
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7 years ago

How very sad for the iceberg. Flipped such an unnatural way....exposed for all the world to see. It's an omen and we close our eyes.

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7 years ago

WTF are you talking about?? It is ice...it has no emotions.

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DarleenColeWarren
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looks like glass on the water. It is Beautiful.

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I want this as my desktop background :D

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Agreed!

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JenniferMcLennan
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Thanks for posting....the beauty of nature is so impressive.

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7 years ago

Awesome!

EricCovington
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7 years ago

really awesome experience. Thanks for sharing it with everyone else. wow!

SheilaFrangiamore
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7 years ago

Amazing luck and a wonderful example of natures beauty! Thank You for capturing.

LudovitGruska
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7 years ago

Absolutely stunning :)

DanielErasmus
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7 years ago

How do you think the unthinkable? With an itheberg.

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"Penso che anche le mie diapo dell'Antartide, quando le troveranno, si domanderanno da dove vengono...!"

JoseVerdiFlores
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7 years ago

Nature it's amazing herself!!!

JasperTong
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7 years ago

love it!!!!!! <3

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Very nice. I'm guessing that being underwater (until it flipped) has preserved the features and colours that were exposed when it calved.

KaylaRambo
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7 years ago

It's beautiful - I wish they always looked that way

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7 years ago

Amazingly Amazing...Immensely Infinite

Debbie Renock
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AWESOME! !

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AWESOME! !

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i think superman lives there

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i think superman lives there

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Marvellous!

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WOW! Nature's perfect water sapphire.

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Nice

Thomas32
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Impressive

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That guy was pretty lucky.

RM Ro
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So beautiful!

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7 years ago

really great what luck and timing

DebbieKeller-Niven
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Stunning---thank you for capturing and sharing its beauty

JoshMarden
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Blue is my favourite colour and these images are just awesome.

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We've found Superman's hideout.

MattMacabre
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We've found superman's hideout.

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That my should make a gateorade flavour "flipped iceburg"

PaulMurdoch
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That my should make a gateorade flavour "flipped iceburg"

CharleneStafford
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This is a beautiful sight!! Glad you got this chance and sharing this!! Great photos !!

MarinPaunov
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Stunnigly beautiful, indeed. And imagine how many drinks it would help prepare! :)

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Good job you weren't on the Titanic!

HealingMoonBreezes
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cool! you are so blessed.

PaulineJaneBuckley
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BEAUTIFUL

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Beauty of nature!

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I thought that this was very interesting. My question is how did this iceberg flip over.

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Pretty.

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Awesome

ScottHolmquist
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This is a once in a lifetime type of experience and you did an amazing job!

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Exquisite!!! What colors!

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Let go and party on that iceberg!!!

LisaNauen
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7 years ago

I think it doesn't look good :(

LisaNauen
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7 years ago

I think it doesn't look good :(

JulieHunterCaverBurdine
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7 years ago

Beautiful

susanLi
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7 years ago

WOW AWESOME

Babifv
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Love!

LauraAustin
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Phenomenal pictures!!! Amazing Color! What an experience to be there! Wish you would had a video, haha, WE Wish you would have had a video!

RebeccaDavis
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7 years ago

Amazing. Beautiful.

BruceJensen
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7 years ago

I wanna lick it

MartinW
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I wonder if anyone has captured the actual flipping on video??

TonyAmaral
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7 years ago

A natural Gem in the water, beautiful!

da_ennaPD
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7 years ago

incredible, nature is really incredible...

Jo-AnnNixon
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7 years ago

Awesome!

tildesk
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7 years ago

awesome pics!

DawnForney
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7 years ago

How very sad for the iceberg. Flipped such an unnatural way....exposed for all the world to see. It's an omen and we close our eyes.

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WTF are you talking about?? It is ice...it has no emotions.

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