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The Iceberg Factory - Ilulissat, Greenland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. The "Titanic" story started here:cool:  That iceberg came from Ilulissat!

    Ilulissat translates from Greenlandic to "the icebergs". The glacier at the head of nearby Jakobshavn Fjord produces the most icebergs in the world, calving up to 120 feet per day:eek: . That adds up to 55 million tons of ice per day, it would take 55,000 trains of 100 hopper cars to haul that much.

    Some of the larger icebergs get hung up for years in the fjord or in Disko Bay before drifting down to the north Atlantic Ocean to menace shipping.

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    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D300    ---    120mm    f/9.0    1/320s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 280


    Some of the icebergs hung-up in the fjord:
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    NIKON D300    ---    70mm    f/10.0    1/400s    ISO 200


    More soon,
    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Hi Nan&Bob,

    Thanks for teaching us a lesson about icebergs and for the shots.
     
  3. fascinating...
    love these pictures
    bob & nan.... thanks
     
  4. What fantastic shots. The one with the boat really gives it scale. Excellent job!
    Thanks
     
  5. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Wow...

    Those are wonderful!!!
     
  6. Some great shots, Bob. I appreciate the lesson on icebergs, too. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. seiler

    seiler

    319
    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    Gives me the shivers just looking at them. Must be mighty cold.

    Neat images!

    Scott
     
  8. I love those!...would love to experience being there and feeling the chill before global warming getting worse:smile:
     
  9. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Awesome captures.........thanks for sharing! I'm always in awe of icebergs.
     
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