Traveling by runabout boats in East Greenland, gives one an opportunity to access remote fjords and photograph icebergs from unique angles.  In this case, we stopped to photograph this deep blue iceberg early in the morning on our way to East Blue, a deserted US Air Force Base.

A blue iceberg is visible after the ice from above the water melts, causing the smooth portion of ice from below the water to overturn.  The rare blue ice is formed from the compression of pure snow, which then develops into glacial ice.

Glacial ice is a different color from regular ice. It is so blue because the dense ice of the glacier absorbs every other color of the spectrum except blue - so blue is what we see

Shooting details:  Hasselblad H6D50c, 35-90mm HCD @42mm, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/350 sec.


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