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Alex Cornell’s Deep Blue Iceberg

I have a fondness for icebergs. They’re just water, but those great white juggernauts are the stuff of legend among mariners; not to mention welcome havens for a range of creatures spanning from pinniped to polar bears.

Needless to say, I was instantly taken by these images by San Francisco photographer Alex Cornell.  During a trip to Antarctica in December 2014, Cornell encountered an iceberg that had turned over, exposing a rich, polished deep blue underside.

In time, this iceberg will assume the typical weathered white appearance of its neighbors, but thanks to Alex, we at least have a momentary glimpse of what is typically concealed well below the surface.  Spectacular.

Overturned iceberg. Image: Alex Cornell
Overturned iceberg. Image: Alex Cornell
Overturned iceberg. Image: Alex Cornell

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    1. Thanks! I’ll be back to posting regularly in the coming weeks. Work and other projects have really occupied my time recently and I’m anxious to get back to my blog. Stay tuned!

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