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Noteworthy: Alex Cornell’s Deep Blue Iceberg

I have a fondness for icebergs.  There’s something about these quiet monoliths coursing across the polar seas that instantly commands my attention.  It’s just water, but these great white juggernauts have become 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 captivated by these images taken by San Francisco photographer Alex Cornell.  During a trip to Antarctica in December 2014, Cornell managed to come across an iceberg that had undergone a 180-degree flip.  The flip must have occurred very recently since its deep blue underside was still very much unweathered.

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