Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Imploding Iceberg

Newfoundland has so many natural gifts that for those of us living here, we tend to take them for granted.  Growing up near the ocean, and being the son of a fisherman, seeing icebergs was a near daily occurance. Over the years I've seen many different shapes and sizes, both up close and far away. In some ways there is little left to write about regarding icebergs.  A cool thing is when icebergs 'founder' - when they flip over or break apart.  It tends to happen in seconds and shows the amazing power of when something so big moves. I recently found an incredible YouTube video.

Twillingate provides an excellent place to see icebergs. The high cliffs there sometimes allow you to look down on whlales and icebergs from above. The video links below are taken at Twillingate: both of the same iceberg, the same time, but taken from at different angles. They show an iceberg taken from a high cliff and the scene really shows off the beauty of Newfoundland.

The transformation is sudden and dramatic.  Enjoy the imploding iceberg!


  1. Pretty impressive! I was kayaking near an iceberg once when it rolled - quite something. What will stay with me was the sound. It was like thousands of gunshots going off!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for your comment. They are so impressive and potentially dangerous!