A magnificent and overwhelming iceberg rises above the surface of the ocean in Iceberg Alley, seen during an Iceberg Watching Tour with Northland Discovery Boat Tours who operate out of St. Anthony. This iceberg was seen along the Great Northern Peninsula off the coast of Newfoundland. Iceberg Alley is an area of ocean from the northern point of Labrador to the east coast of Newfoundland. Some of the icebergs found here date back 10,000 years and were once part of the Greenland Icecap.
Navigating the icebergs in Iceberg Alley can be a difficult task, and care should be taken not to get too close to them. When viewing these icebergs up close it is best to go with a tour company such as Northland Discovery Boat Tours who take groups of people out to see these massive ice structures without being in danger.
Climate change however is affecting this region of the world greatly and some of the most damaging effects of climate change can be seen here more than anywhere else. The temperature of the earth's surface is increasing at a steady rate, and as the arctic region is an area of ocean, as the water temperature heats up, the ice melts. Sea ice in this region has decreased over 30 % since monitoring of this area began, and as the winters are warmer less ice is frozen each year so the icebergs get smaller until they eventually disappear.
Iceberg in Iceberg Alley during an Iceberg Watching Tour with Northland Discovery Boat Tours who operate out of St Anthony, Viking Trail, Great Northern Peninsula, Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.
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