Tip of the iceberg

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oh my goodness, have you seen this? In case the residents of this small village had any doubts about the melting of the polar ice cap, they certainly got an up-close and personal encounter with the effects of global warming. Good thing a polar bear didn't travel on board to pay a visit to Newfoundland’s Goose Cove. The huge piece of iceberg arrived in mid-July and it briefly blocked the harbor of the village. A local fisheman, Gene Patey took this impressive top photo before the iceberg broke apart and melted. He also said that they often see icebergs as they float by from Greenland. Isn't this incredible? xo

(Photos by Gene Patey, Christopher Mitchelmore via Black*Eiffel)

28 comments:

Belly B said...

WOW this is UNBELIEVABLE!!! What amazing photos!!

Belly B :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Btw: it happened just a few days ago on the 22nd of July!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

OMG it definitely is!!!
xxx

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Sara said...

Fantastic!

Kristina said...

the first picture is the best!! wow!!! happy tuesday :)

Ana Degenaar said...

Hooooly! That's kind of intimidating!

Carly said...

Incredible and a little scary, no?
I get so worried about global warming when I see this....

But what an amazing photo...could you imagine walking out your door w morning cup of joe and seeing that huge ice glacier float by? Incredible.
Hope you are having a great week.
C

STYLE'N said...

Wow Diana! Great photo..so glad you shared it. I would love to wake up and see that in my backyard!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ana and Carly, it is a bit scary and totally incredible at the same time. I can't even grasp seeing this in person. It had to be shocking for those people, right?

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, that's crazy!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Amazing! I think I would really freak out though. I have this irrational fear of ice burgs.

mermaid gallery said...

chill down!...so much for the beach........

Stephanie said...

This is one of those pictures taht looks like it can't possibly be real! I can't even imagine what it would be like to see that in person.

marissa at the boot said...

i would not even want to imagine how cold that water must be! nature is crazy, isn't it?

oh,henry! said...

huh, i wonder how huge must this whole iceberg be...
did you know that when the sea ice melts, it looses the salt in the process and it is 'normal', almost pure water at the end?

Diana Mieczan said...

Irena, I didn't know that! Things like that fascinate me. It's incredible how nature works:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a good point, Marissa!

Samantha said...

OMG. I'm so happy that I don't live there. I couldn't imagine waking up in the morning and seeing an iceberg.

Annie said...

that is unbelievable! Wow!!

Eliza Jane said...

Amazing, and stunningly beautiful!

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh my gosh that is incredible.

La Feem said...

I did see this, sooo crazy!

Cara said...

amazing!

katie said...

thats crazy!

Monica from Hola!design said...

Amazing! what a charming little village! I live near a river (Newark bay) and I'd freak out if an iceberg appears over there!

Tracey said...

insania!!!

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

that is incredible!!! My dad used to go to Antarctica for 7 months out of the year. He worked with scientists as a pyrotechnician (blew up the ice so they could study it). He had some amazing stories and photos..but seeing it next to homes, where it doesn't belong, is pretty spectacular!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, Tsuki, that is incredible! I bet he has tons of amazing stories...What an experience that had to be...WOW

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