Photo: Blue Ice Background Picture

As the ice slowly thaws and disintegrates into the Atlantic Ocean off St. Anthony, Newfoundland, the stunning blue coloring of the iceberg lies in the background of this picture.

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Blue Ice Background Picture
Photo of the background blue coloring of the iceberg as some of the ice crashes into the ocean in Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland.

Pictures from photo gallery: "Iceberg Pictures"

A large iceberg that originally broke off an ancient glacier in Greenland has been traveling for two or three years and finally arrives in Iceberg Alley off of St. Anthony in Newfoundland, Canada. The ice has about a two month thawing process once they have reached this far which is not long considering some parts of this iceberg are over 10,000 - 15,000 years old.

An iceberg is mainly white in color as the ice is full of tiny air bubbles but if there are no apparent bubbles then the ice has a shade of blue to it. The blue coloring that develops in the background of an iceberg is created from the natural light which is a similar situation as the light that tints the sky. Amazing are also patterns which form on the ice.

Above the surface of the water, some of the icebergs that pass through Iceberg Alley look enormous but in reality only one ninth of its volume is seen as the remainder of the ice remains below the water. As massive as an iceberg is, it stills flows through the Atlantic Ocean around Newfoundland at a speed of about .

7 kilometers an hour depending on the winds, currents and waves.A tour with Northland Discovery Boat Tours takes passengers into the majestic world of Iceberg Alley that departs from St. Anthony on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada. These tours are scheduled regularly and the best months for iceberg watching are May and June but some of the massive icebergs will hang around until July and August.

A picture of an iceberg tinged with the blue coloring makes it easy for a photographer to capture the true beauty of the crystallized ice.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.

This picture is part of the photo album "Iceberg Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 370mm.

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