Iceberg Flotilla with Turquoise Ledges
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This collection of icebergs came down the Labrador coast on the Labrador Current as part of a single ice island that was 65 square kilometres in area – one single piece, visible from space!
This collection of icebergs came down the Labrador coast on the Labrador Current as part of a single ice island that was 65 square kilometres in area – one single piece, visible from space! The giant ice island began to break up when it reached the slightly warmer waters off the coast of southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland; giving birth in the course of three days to thousands of enormous icebergs and “growlers” (icebergs reach just 1 metre above the water).
The underwater shelves – seen here as turquoise through the North Atlantic salt water – are formed when parts collapse or melt and the icebergs roll over. The iceberg cliffs, with their ragged appearance, have never been touched by salt water. Smooth areas of the berg have been washed glassy smooth by the continual action of the waves. All these bergs melted and disappeared within a week.
I took this photograph while sailing in Labrador in my steel sailboat. I’m a full-time sailor, author, illustrator and marine mechanic. I’m currently creating the drawings for my Marine Diesel Basics project – a series of visual guides to all aspects of marine diesel systems. We remember faces much more easily than names, so it makes sense to learn and to remember using as much visual information as possible. Thanks for supporting the Marine Diesel Basics project.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
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