By: Arjen Drost

Mar 22 2012

Tags: , , ,

Category: nature, Photography, Polar

1 Comment

Focal Length:22mm
Shutter:1/50 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

Iceberg in Greenland

Today seems to be international water day (got to have a day for everything, don’t you?). Well, in this picture there’s a lot of water. Of course the salt water in the fjord, but also the fresh water in the iceberg. This ice used to be on land, in the Greenlandic icecap, the second largest reservoir of fresh water in the world. It might have fallen as snow thousands of years ago, slowly drifting from the middle of the ice cap towards the edge. With a big bang it fell into the ocean and is now slowly melting away.

This makes for very nice photo opportunities of course, but it also causes a problem. With the heating climate more and more ice falls into the sea, raising the sea level more and more…

One comment on “Water”

  1. Hello and congratulations! You’ve just been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I do enjoy reading your posts. There is no pressure to take part, but if you wish to know what it entails, click on: http://n0ts0creative.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/versatile-blogger-award/

    Have a great weekend!

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