This large tabular iceberg looks harmless enough as it cruises the Atlantic Ocean, but from this aerial photo it's easy to see where the phrase "tip of the iceberg" comes from. Because the density of pure ice is less compared to sea water, only approximately one tenth of an iceberg can be seen above the water, while the other nine tenths are concealed underwater. Often the base which is concealed underwater, fans out making it treacherous for shipping traffic as the iceberg is closer and larger than it appears.
At any given time large sections of the iceberg can break off, which in turn changes its balance - sometimes causing it to flip over without warning. For this reason it is not recommended to get too close to an iceberg.
A great place to go iceberg watching by boat is from St Anthony on the the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland or alternatively, if you can talk a local pilot into it, get some great aerial pictures of icebergs during a sightseeing flight.
Aerial picture of a large iceberg with its larger base hidden underwater in the Strait of Belle Isle (Atlantic Ocean), Southern Labrador, Labrador, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.
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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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