Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

Here's what I mean...

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Guest | 12 Aug 2012 - 00:17
Really nice pictures! smile

markie mark | 3 Jan 2012 - 01:36
I think everyone shouLd just chiLL and Believe in his or her own greater power. There is something better and greater than us. And it loves us.
And you will be asked for your finaL answer when your time comes. That heat wiLL make you a Believer..AND GOD BLESS US ALL ....XOXO

Darence | 26 Dec 2011 - 16:35
Back in school, I'm doing so much leanring.

Guest | 8 Aug 2011 - 02:23
This is sooo cool me and my freind luv'd it! LOL! xx tongue

Guest | 8 Aug 2011 - 02:21
This is very cool me and my friend love it! lol xx

Guest | 9 Jul 2011 - 12:58

crackpot | 18 Jun 2011 - 06:16
the pictures are cool smile (bad pun laughing )

Guest | 28 Apr 2011 - 20:57
looks like a crashing wave that froze in mid flight

Guest | 17 Apr 2011 - 05:19

The man whos right | 5 Apr 2011 - 18:25
[Everybody belive in your God as if your or mine god might be not real the other one will help why is there such a fight about this whar ur god would want is peace like me and u] btw im catholic smile

guest1 | 20 Mar 2011 - 15:53
ohhh please you people have no life !! nd there is no allah !!!

Guest | 26 Feb 2011 - 04:05
If the pictures ae awesome I wonder how breathtaking it is to see it in person.

SLK | 1 Feb 2011 - 15:31
I'm left speechless by these visions, and based on a lot of the dialogue above, that's probably a good thing!

I<3Robbie | 5 Jan 2011 - 01:38
laughing: haha ya'll crack me up about this virtual religious fighting crap!! how about we stop talking about religious views and start talking about how beutiful this is in general!!!smile

Senaka | 20 Dec 2010 - 19:22
jessica. just people believing in god so whole heartedly that they contribute absolutely everything to this so called all powerful all knowing being offends me

for all we know god may not even exist theirs no prrof of his existence or anything and if people actualy read even 1 small bit of the bible theyd realize that its just a bunch of pointless mumbo jumbo

that most have nothing to do with god or jesus etc etc

jessica | 10 Nov 2010 - 08:33
these are fornomenal pictures of icebergssmile

Jesse | 25 Oct 2010 - 16:45
Umm.. alright, non religious person here speaking.. does it really bother you guys that fricken much when someone thanks god for this beautiful creation of nature? Why? I don't understand all the hate. If someone wants to show their thanks to their god for this, who are you to tell them they can't do it? These are beautiful pictures & they show the amazingness of mother nature, & since a lot of people think god created the Earth & all this, doesn't it make sense that they thank the person they think is the creator? I just don't understand why it bothers so many people. They didn't do anything to you.

Guest | 21 Sep 2010 - 03:19
like the pictures! Hate the hate comments! Come on people!!!

Guest | 6 Jul 2010 - 02:33
Stunning pictures, just beautiful !

csjraman | 2 Jul 2010 - 07:27
smile laughing tongue god created unverses.visited earth and crated was final.god gave knowledge to started thinkig and gradualy neglected god. god wanted to punish him and make him think always god. for this god created religions and created gods for each started fighting each other to claim his religion and his god is supreme and always thinks god.god satisfied.

Guest | 25 Jun 2010 - 02:21
hey all! watch bruce almighty! The movie will explain LMAO!

Guest | 17 May 2010 - 02:52
Senaka21 fuck you

Guest | 14 May 2010 - 20:10
God made these, for sure.
But it was chuck norris who gave god permission.

Guest | 7 May 2010 - 18:19
lmao you idiots belive in a dead cosmic jew who wants you to telepathically talk to him from beyond the grave

Guest | 10 Apr 2010 - 00:04

SomeGuest | 21 Mar 2010 - 03:25
*Christians* although women named Christina works too...

SomeGuest | 21 Mar 2010 - 03:25
Attn Christinas:

I worship Thor. My god has a giant hammer, your god was nailed to a cross. Any questions?

unknownkadanth | 10 Mar 2010 - 06:50
one of the funniest comments pages that i've ever read. Freakin HILARIOUS!!!It's so easy to wind you all up, kick back and watch you go. tongue Like shooting fish in a barrel really.wink . Oh, the pictures were really great by the way. (and my god is bigger than your god)angry

Senaka21 | 9 Mar 2010 - 01:44
o god more god nuts if god really exists and he is creating these personaly why isnt he spending more time helping the human race out why if there so much suffering in the world even for the heavily religious

what kinda of god would pair more attention to ice then living beings

Guest | 24 Feb 2010 - 19:17
just shut up and stare at the damn pictures. they're friggin sweet looking, forget your damn faith whether it be spiritually or scientifically, just admire the photography. seriously, people like you make me sick. and i'm talking to both sides. just stfu and give acclaim to the photographer while simultaneously marvel at the glaciers. you came here to see pictures not spread the word about your damn beliefs.

have you even thought of the photographer? do you really think he or she posted these photos in hopes of people arguing about religion on the comments? stupid asses

Guest | 23 Feb 2010 - 19:01
For those of you who say this isn't about religion I would just like to add this thought...This photography represents the creativity and the beauty our God can create. Our belief is that He created the heavens and the earth...that includes these ice burgs. I know you can explain this scientifically, but since God created the heavens and the earth and everything on it he also created science. I do not appreciate your criticism. We are enjoying the photography just like you except we are praising our God for the beauty of the pictures. Your comments about us ruining the pictures...well I agree it's a little ridiculous to argue about religions on something like this...But we have been commissioned by God to spread His word and love. So I think we would appreciate it if those of you who are hating on our religion would give us a little understanding. We are simply praising our God for the beauty He has provided us.
"I sing for joy at the works of your hands." Psalms 92:4b
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11
Thank you Lord for creating these ice burgs that they may bring Your Name glory!

the awesomestes | 20 Feb 2010 - 00:11
these r awesome pics!!!!
If you don't appretiate these pics. you r idioticcrying !!!!
That means you kevinangry !!!
go green smile

Guest | 18 Feb 2010 - 14:54
I am so stupid

Guest | 16 Feb 2010 - 17:19
Amazingsmile smile smile smile

Guest | 1 Feb 2010 - 05:03
I Love God he is real i feel bad for the people who dot believe you will burn

Wazzup | 1 Feb 2010 - 04:28
Praise the L - O - R - D wazzuplaughing

Towel Head Killa | 1 Feb 2010 - 04:26
Alah alah alah suck me off

Jebbidiah | 1 Feb 2010 - 01:51
I liked it til I read this crap. Thanx for ruining his photos.

Guest | 30 Jan 2010 - 03:10
flying spaghetti monster.

Guest | 27 Jan 2010 - 01:56
all you guys are pathetic. why hate on religion? cause you have no life. just chill:)

Earth lover's | 15 Jan 2010 - 08:57
its really really amazing scens wow its great and wonderful. maa shah allah

Guest | 14 Jan 2010 - 00:46
this has nothing to do with god. all you religious type are ruining the beauty of these photographs.

keep thy religion to thyself.


Guest | 5 Jan 2010 - 12:54
smile advice for mentongue

jolanda | 3 Jan 2010 - 20:41
this is beautiful. stop bitching about your faith. That's not what these photos are about. keep your religions to yourselves.

Guest | 2 Jan 2010 - 06:25
The Images are amazing, a marvel of scientific beauty.

"The whole of humanity will be at peace, when the last brick from the last church falls on the last priest's head" -Horus

Guest | 30 Dec 2009 - 18:49
Religious idiots, I believe there is an invisible flying spaghetti monster in the sky
Prove me wrong I have the spaghetti I see his miracles every day
I have faith
His son was eaten for my sins
prove me wrong

Guest | 29 Dec 2009 - 21:41
pee= god
dog= Satan

If dog= satan then
else satan=pee
end if
Is Satan=pee the
Print jesus " is a " pee

Guest | 29 Dec 2009 - 21:35
Alla has made beautiful icebergs for the Muslim people and the rest of the world.
Behold his glory with look of his eye he created the world

Jayne | 29 Dec 2009 - 00:33
Fact: as threads get longer,
the likelihood that illiterate, antisemitic, anti-religion, or photoshopped comments increases.

As proven.

Beautiful images.
And if I may say, I believe that God made all that. Certainly I cannot hand you a piece of evidence claiming God's existence. My evidence is the Holy Bible. And the other miracles I see on a day-to-day basis.

And as far as other religions go, I will never dare say that "Because you don't believe in God, you will be condemned to hell".

I believe that if you are truly pure of heart with a pure love of life and those around you, then whatever paradise there is out there is for you.

Guest | 23 Dec 2009 - 18:28

seafable | 16 Dec 2009 - 08:09
tongue God they're beautiful, but they're not by god.

Guest | 16 Dec 2009 - 06:56
Beautiful images and a really 'cool' phenomena!

-Michael Anderson

Annie | 16 Dec 2009 - 06:27
the guy below me is an idiot, but these pictures are amazing!!

gailluminatiga | 16 Dec 2009 - 03:47
we all die, so whatever, await the end of the world, if there is a rapture, you and i can drink the kool aid, the only thing i have to question is whether or not k(c?)ool aid starts with a c or a k. but aren't these the questions that will never be answered? gaga be with you, may [ ] save us all.

crackpot67 | 14 Dec 2009 - 05:49
A Chinese man and his Jewish friend were walking along one day when the Jewish man whirled and slugged the Chinese man and knocked him down.

"What was that for?" the Chinese man asked.

"That was for Pearl Harbor!" the Jewish man said.

"Pearl Harbor? That was the Japanese. I'm Chinese."

"Chinese, Japanese, you are all the same!"


They continued walking and after a while the Chinese man whirled and knocked the Jewish man to the ground.

"What was that for?" the Jewish man asked.

"That was for the Titanic!"

"The Titanic? That was an iceberg."

"Iceberg, Goldberg, you are all the same."

eh yo | 14 Dec 2009 - 05:04
im'a jump on dis bitch. Fellow Jack: nigga how you Know?

sky ain't heaven.
nukkuh mah pubes itch.
jdog out.

Guest | 14 Dec 2009 - 04:16
smile wink

eljefe512 | 9 Dec 2009 - 21:01
"Greatest programmer" would explain all of the bugs. If there is a god/God/GOD, then I think it's easier to understand if you play The Sims/SimCity/SimEarth. At first, you want everything to be your view of a utopian society: the roads are perfect, the icebergs are beautiful, the people are friendly. Then, after a bit, you throw in some tornadoes and fires just to see what happens. Sure, you love your people, but they are like ants. There are so many of them, it won't hurt to kill off a few. Later, you start getting bored trapping people in the pool and making them piss themselves, so you put it on autopilot and go play some basketball. You stop in every few days to see what's happening and shake things up. After a while, though, it's, "same shit, different day." Finally, you're all, "WTF? These people are destroying my creation and screwing themselves, without my intervention! This game sucks. I think I'll go watch some TV." I think god is kind of like that. She's bored with us and watching Lost in HD. So enjoy what we have NOW and stop living for the "afterlife", because it's just re-runs.

Great pics, btw. I think I'll go outside now and look for something I've never seen before.

Guest | 5 Dec 2009 - 22:23
smile Beautiful - and amazing.

Logan Creed | 5 Dec 2009 - 05:04
your face is fotoshoppped

Jesus | 4 Dec 2009 - 15:44
The problem with this whole religion debate is that people are still debating about it. Religion is suppose to be a personal thing, if you believe that everything was created by a "creator" well that's fine with me, I just don't want to hear about it. I like watching these pictures and thinking that we're just living on one cool planet, that's all. I don't go on comment board talking about my beliefs (this is an expetion lol), they're mine and nobody needs to know about them. Especially if you're so closed-minded that you don't listen to anything anyone says about "religion".

Geogirl | 4 Dec 2009 - 02:15
Just for the record, they aren't frozen waves. They do look a lot like they are but sorry! Not true. I was truly upset when my prof told me this, lol. great pics though.

AthiestStumbler | 3 Dec 2009 - 02:38
Holy shit! Seriously? This comments thing is twice as long as the pictures page....believe whatever u want, but don't make me scroll all the way down here to write "cool pics" with your stupid argument about religion. Jesus Christ!

Katie | 2 Dec 2009 - 14:14
«WOW that was awesome I loved the frozen wave in mid air

Bob | 29 Nov 2009 - 18:39
smile For the love of science ... these are beautiful.

ov3rs33r | 29 Nov 2009 - 03:14
I agree with George's comment, "greatest programmer" I'm going to use that if you don't mind...
however Christians need to pick their moments to evangelize (myself included). Remember "The letter kills."

george | 28 Nov 2009 - 13:31
Seriously... what's so difficult in believing that God is the greatest programmer? smile

Why is it so easy for religious types to degrade God's creative power down to plain laziness and not credit him with ingenuity?

Quite frankly, I think if God does exist (honestly I can't prove his existence or lack of - no one can), he has kept us quite busy. :)

Pentoon | 27 Nov 2009 - 12:18
Amazing pictures.

And much lawlz at the people ranting at the troll.

emster | 27 Nov 2009 - 10:26
Once again, a sequence of beautiful pictures of a remarkable natural phenomenon is hi-jacked by religious nutters who somehow believe that such images are proof of the existence of God, and who assume that their attempts to impose their idiotic witchcraft upon us will be welcomed.

Strange how it is always the beautiful things in the world which they use as evidence. What about the ugly things in the world, what do they prove? What of the parasite that eats into the eye of a child? What about AIDS?

What about the mosquito, which has killed about half of the people who ever lived, and which today remains the biggest transmitter of infection in the world? What of drought and famine caused by natural catastrophe? What of the Tsunami in Asia in 2004?

Are they so anxious to jump up and down and rant like mad men and women about the glory of God in all things when they stumble across such images? No of course, not; their excuse then is that such phenomena are the consequence of our transgressions against their God, or of the devil, or that it's not always easy with our fallen minds to understand the reasoning of God.

If it's pretty it's proof that God exists, if it's ugly, it's proof that we are bad.

If there is a God (which I doubt) then I'm sure he absolutely f***ing hates lunatics who are prepared to disregard the reason he granted them in favour of the ludicrous mumbo jumbo, that he, like us, is forced to listen to.

Guest | 26 Nov 2009 - 02:26
fuck ice
it's cold

Arun Dhiman | 13 Oct 2009 - 16:29
thankyou for sharing these pics... they are awesome... smile our Earth is very beautiful.. we need to protect this beauty by contolling pollution... otheriwise this beauty will become history for next coming generations....

Guest | 10 Oct 2009 - 08:30
The first photo reminds me of the inside of a jawbreaker with the different layers.

SayBlade | 5 Oct 2009 - 20:00
Oh wow! This is what Doris McCarthy saw when she painted her icebergs!
smile or google images
doris mccarthy icebergs

Guest | 24 Sep 2009 - 20:15
This is fantastic, I wish I knew more about our Earth to understand the different meaning of each layer of the Ice Berge.....

Guest | 17 Sep 2009 - 02:34
A few of those chunks of ice are better than most modern architecture out there.

Guest | 14 Aug 2009 - 00:21
wink There is no God! We are all God!
Sit down, close your eyes, follow your breath,
your thoughts, and wait...wait...
we are nothing but silent love.
And those snow and ice pics(Ar,ar) are Gaia, at her finest, who exists(not)(yes).
Only the Tao exists...which pervades everything, including us.
So follow the Tao, or go with the flow, and just be natural...nothing too crazy...just be.
Is that so hard?

Ungodliness?! | 9 Jul 2009 - 22:27
Oh my Science! What big Glaciers & icebergs you've made in your labs! LOL! tongue My existence does not require anyone's validation & a Unified Field Conscious Force hardly needs human scientific comprehension. Perhaps humanity needs it. *Albert Einstein* might add:
"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge." "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details." "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice." "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically." "God is subtle but he is not malicious." "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)
Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)

Mama | 8 Jul 2009 - 06:27
Ooopsie.. I meant photo 4 wink

Mama | 8 Jul 2009 - 06:25

Thank you for sharing, these photos are absolutely amazing!

My bf pointed out something funny: The second photo looks like Oracle from HeMan the cartoon..lmao


Usman | 5 Jul 2009 - 06:25

ZekeJones | 23 Jun 2009 - 15:57
Just for the record, the pictures with the person standing on the ice in front of that huge mound of ice is actually from Lake Huron. Honest!

Uthman | 2 Jun 2009 - 19:31
In the name of God, the most Gracious, the most Kind...
Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for people of profound understanding...
those who remember God while standing, sitting or (reclining) on their backs, and reflect in the creation of the heavens and the earth,(saying):
"Our Lord! You have not created this in vain. Glory to You! Save us, then, from the chatisement of the Fire...
{Holy Qur'an 3:190-191}

amber | 16 May 2009 - 23:32
smileooooooohhhhh my god those pis wereso coll

jim w | 13 May 2009 - 11:21
awesome photos! smile

why is anything about religion ever debated on the comments section of blogs?? No-one is listening to your rants.

bryan | 11 May 2009 - 12:40
awesome pics! Aint mother nature amazing?

Curious missy | 11 May 2009 - 07:43
guys...these pics are beautiful. Could we forget about wars and religious battles (and any other battles actually) and appreciate it? Please!


MaisieTanner | 9 May 2009 - 19:12
OMG these pictures are beautiful and amazing,ive never seen anything like it how did u get the chance to go there????winksmilesmilewink:smil
e:winkim just happy that i saw them lollaughingwink

Shann Preece | 9 May 2009 - 09:18
another reason why melting ice looks beautiful, because we go there. global warming will look very beautiful to us, but unfortunately our kids wont think so...

faith | 4 May 2009 - 15:32
Excellent pictures. I am sure the trip must have been a blast. It really is astounding some of the phenomena on this earth.

As for all of the wonderful members of society who are launching into a fiery flame war of death and glacier melting, I have one thing to say. Take a deep breath, and back away from the keyboard.

The world is full of people. Some may be idiots, others may not, but we all have something to say. There is, however, a time and a place.

Now to the repliers, if someone makes a comment that pisses you off or strikes a heated debate, don't bother. You are on the internet. No one is going to believe you over the next guy if there is already someone who has stated his argument. With a lot of these really pretty pictures on the internet, it's not worth it to kill each other over them.

Remember, it can only be fight if you fight back.

whatever | 3 May 2009 - 22:39
wow. can everybody calm down about the religion stuff. The pics are beautiful. What the religious people believe is that their creator made all things including the science that causes these icebergs to have stripes.

margulus | 30 Apr 2009 - 15:57
watch religulous :B

annoyed | 28 Apr 2009 - 00:08
why are people arguing over icebergs?wassat

Ashlie is Amused | 27 Apr 2009 - 05:45
haha. two goodies in one! beautiful pictures that somehow lead to a heated discussion on religion!!!hehe. God told me to tell you to play nice children! She doesn't appreciate you fighting over her all the time. Although your ideas are very cute. now shake and make up.

jared | 23 Apr 2009 - 10:02
epic stuff!!

the Messiah | 22 Apr 2009 - 18:12
wow... I wish these religious people, who credit natural phenomena to 'god' would open their bloody minds and accept that the world is more complicated
than they seem to think it is.

Azrim Hart | 15 Apr 2009 - 15:20
another WOW from me, fantastic work of nature.

ausmitra | 22 Mar 2009 - 09:09
it's wonderful. i had never seen photos like this. thanks a lot for posting them.

Rochelle | 24 Feb 2009 - 02:43
holyy joy!!!! lol! My jesus of love this is gorgeous!!!! tongue

Valentine | 23 Feb 2009 - 20:05
Nature's beauty ,the ice ,the Earth and Us plus,
Duality exists within the Oneness that is real.

Satan | 21 Feb 2009 - 19:47
Beautiful. If only those inbred retards god and allah could create things as beautiful as I can.

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