The ice from this iceberg is thought to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old and originates from the Greenland glaciers which calve into the ocean. These great chunks of ice known as icebergs are then carried into bays and along the coast by the ocean currents.
A close look at the details of an iceberg which has been grounded along the Southern Labrador coast of Canada, shows how the ice has been sculpted by the constant work of the water. It is also shaped by wind and rain.
Throughout the life of an iceberg set out to sea, as the water beneath the surface chips away at the ice, changing the shape of it's underwater sail, it tumbles and rolls as the balance changes, so that what was once below the water surface is now out of the water and subjected to the wind and rain.
It takes approximately 2-3 years for the iceberg to journey down the coast after being released from the Greenland glaciers. The bergs first take a journey on the currents up into Baffin Bay where they spend a winter locked in pack ice. Upon their release they then journey further south on the currents of the Labrador Sea, an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean, reaching Northern Labrador before the pack ice returns to block their path. After the thaw they are released once more to continue on their merry way and usually make it to the coast of Southern Labrador and Newfoundland - an area known as Iceberg Alley.
Iceberg grounded along the coast of Great Caribou Island, near St Lewis Inlet, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 25mm.
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