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An Iceberg Graveyard

corina.hitchcock 0 Ice Photo Wednesday, What is an iceberg graveyard, Ice Photo, Antarctica, iceberg graveyard, Pleneau Bay, ice shelves, Photography, Ocean Diamond, Iceberg Facts, what will i see in Antarctica, glaciers, Antarctic Explorer

Today's ice photo is from the iceberg graveyard in Pleneau Bay, Antarctica - a place where icebergs have run aground and are slowly melting. It is almost impossible to take a bad photo here!

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, "Icebergs form when chunks of ice calve, or break off, from glaciers, ice shelves, or a larger iceberg. Icebergs travel with ocean currents, sometimes smashing up against the shore or getting caught in shallow waters."

Photo by Lisa Mclean, from our Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond, December 2012.

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