Isn’t nature amazing? This iceberg in Antarctica has flipped over to reveal the true beauty underneath. It was photographed by Alex Cornell while he was on an expedition to Antarctica. Imgur user, Yodigity was just as fascinated as we are and has given us a pretty cool lesson in science via a post he made on it yesterday.
The underside of this iceberg shows a deep variety of colors that may surprise you. Its colors go from teal to aqua and even black. It reminds me a lot of Superman’s fortress of solitude, but much more brilliant.
The icebergs we’re used to seeing are white because of air bubbles trapped inside them. This one seems to have had no air involvement, judging by its crystal-like formation. This is most likely caused by pressure from snow squeezing out any air.
Yodigity explains in the post that when you see an iceberg you’re only seeing 10% of it. Most of its mass is under water. Over time, the iceberg melts and after a while, it flips over. In some cases, this can cause serious tsunami like conditions.
Take a look at the images of this stunning iceberg. It looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
The San Francisco based photographer Alex Cornell said that blue and bright colors of the upside down iceberg was like nothing from this earth
Not like other icebergs around it, this one had no snow or debris on it, giving it smooth colors and feel
Cornell used a Canon 5D Mark II camera and a 16-35mm f/2.8 lens to take these incredible shots
It is known that 90% of icebergs are below the surface, so an upside down iceberg is a pretty rare occurrence
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