Ahoy! Attack of the Icebergs

Crikey! Did you see this? From what I understand, a mondo iceberg four times the size of Manhattan broke into pieces off the coast of Greenland last year, and now nearly a year later they are seeing it appear off the 'iceberg alley' shores of Newfoundland! 

The top photo is a slice of ice that hit Newfoundland's Goose Cove temporarily blocking the harbor until it broke and melted a bit. 

That largest iceberg piece? They call it 'Petermann's Ice Island' which NASA has been watching and it has yet to hit the shores. Pretty surreal, huh?! I am continually fascinated by the mighty nature and beauty of icebergs! (See previous post) You can see a video clip for the magnitude of Petermann's Ice Island here.


top photo - Gene Patey // bottom photo - Jeff Schmaltz for NASA

71 comments:

Czarina said...

Whoah that's crazy.
Awesome picture tho.

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Anonymous said...

That is incredible!!

communikate. said...

Whoa. That's incredible! It's so beautiful and scary all at once!

anneb said...

I saw the top photo earlier today and was blown away. My boyfriend is from Newfoundland, but I have only been at Christmas time. This summer I am really having pangs to go, the icebergs, the whales, the hiking. It's an amazing place (yes in the winter too), and I'm dying to see it in the summer. Thanks for posting this! I was happy to check it out again :)

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

both beautiful and a little terrifying! Very interesting all the same.

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Katie said...

Ahh!! That's crazy, but also so, so cool!

MissBliss said...

Amazing! I showed my atmospheric sciences loving husband right away :)

Wow! Thanks for passing this on, so awesome.

dandee said...

Wow! I can't help but think things like this occur in nature as a reminder of who's in charge. So beautiful and humbling.

Ridgely's Radar said...

Woah! Mother nature never ceases to amaze!

Debbie Miller said...

beautiful. thanks for sharing that

Mary said...

Whoah! That's very cool. Glaciers are so majestic.

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Anonymous said...

Scary but beautiful blog. Makes you realize how nature can over come us. This is Munir over here at Focus. Congrats on being blog of Note:)

AJ said...

OH MY GOD! How'd it feel to actually see it like that? I wish I could see. The picture looks great!! SuperLike.


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AJ said...

Congrats on being listed into Blogs of Note! A Great blog really.

Will said...

That's amazing. So many would look at that and deny a sense of the problems facing us today. Yet here sits a white beacon of things to come. Perhaps we need to get the message accross?

JASR said...

oh wow! look at that 'ice-land'! =)

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Amanda Y said...

That is amazing! That reminds me of a blog post Alice from Quaint Living posted about this art piece in Oxford: http://www.quaintliving.com/2011/07/gabby-oconnor-what-lies-beneath-the-return/

ACravan said...

I'm so pleased to have discovered Black Eiffel. I've been extremely focused on icebergs this summer as a result of finally reading Jules Verne's The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (highly recommended). I'm looking forward to sharing this with my wife (asleep at the moment) and daughter (currently in camp in Maine). Thank you. Curtis Roberts

Luisa Rodríguez said...

Now THAT is pretty cool!!
Nature is amazing!


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Rosie said...

It IS surreal. First time looking at the picture, I thought it was photoshopped. Still cannot believe the sight!

Comedy Festival Show said...

Wow! I can't help but think things like this occur in nature as a reminder of who's in charge. So beautiful and humbling.

stereosonic 2011 said...

both beautiful and a little terrifying! Very interesting all the same.

The Max 3D Vis said...

This is awesome!

Lisa said...

I've been reading about the huge icebergs for some time now. The largest one has valleys in it! It's like a floating island. Should we be a bit concerned that there seem to be more floating icebergs?


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Woaw

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dbaval said...

Woah!!!

realisticreason said...

Woah!! nature is truly amazing.

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vidzee said...

Wow I love that ice formation.
Nice blog!

Samantha said...

I saw this on Yahoo News yesterday. I'm blown away! It's breathtakingly beautiful, but I'm sure also scary to see something that large heading your way!

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Duncan D. Horne said...

Amazing! What a great picture!

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Greg said...

Great story... I love it, and the pictures make it all the better!

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Its hard to beleive that something so picturesque can be so terrifying

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Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

To me the first pic is the most impressive one.
Iceberg are fascinating.
But somehow, I still prefer the sand and rocks from the warms tropics, where I live.

Have a good day.

reuven said...

Whoah that's scary

Dámaso said...

hard to belief indeed.
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iNd!@nA said...

and really it just looks like a big piece of photoshopped foam!

david_4325@msn.com said...

Amazing! It would look really cool if the Iceberg was sculpted into something.

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isman said...

This blog is very good and deserve to be ranked blogs of note. What is it like your blog was selected as a blog of note? Of course you are very happy. Wow how do you get a very interesting photo's?

wordsmithaiman said...

awesome...nice photography

Dav043 said...

hard to believe,but very nice photos...

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Rebecca said...

followed you here on blogs of note. nice blog. I really love the first photo of the iceberg. (and it took me too long to spell iceberg because around here...berg is spelled bergh. (Lindbergh)

Bella W. Benefield said...

Enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing.
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Denise Wong said...

enormous...keeps me pondering...
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Amazing!

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TopJewelry said...

Very interesting .. but nice picture

Dolly Daydream said...

Wow, that is incredible!
I find nature and everything to do with nature interesting, this is beautiful!


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speety00 said...

Amazing! Thanks for posting!

Ian said...

Fantastic post.

konstantin said...

Amazing! Thanks for posting!

Nick Nichelle Dael said...

The world is changing. Wow(like worried wow)!

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Halamaallaijp said...

One could easily assume this picture has been photoshopped to propogate the expansion of the slumbering sovjet union, look at those bright big roses in the middle of the picture forming a great star marking the rebirth of this evil nation. Surely putin has a way in this.

Sweet Freak said...

Holy crap - that doesn't even look real. How frightening for our planet...

Brittany said...

Wow! That's unreal! Wish I could see it in person!

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Alison B said...

Very cool to see you post about Newfoundland.
*hi* from Newfoundland, Canada. We love our icebergs!!

ls zhao said...

So wonderful to see soooo large iceberg just along the coast!!!

Anonymous said...

very nice

Anonymous said...

hmm... global warming much?

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