It’s Hard To Believe These 24 Stunning Icebergs Really Exist

Published March 29, 2015
Updated February 1, 2018
Breaching Iceberg

A beautiful breaching Iceberg off the coast of Greenland. Source: TIME

When we think of icebergs, it’s hard not to think of Leonardo DiCaprio. But these ice chunks do more than antagonize Jack and Rose’s Titanic love fest.

To earn the title of “iceberg,” the ice must measure in at more than 16 feet across. Most of them can be found floating about in the North Atlantic and the waters surrounding Antarctica. While icebergs pose a threat to ships, these impressive chunks of ice help scientists and oceanographers better understand glaciers, global warming, currents and ocean circulation. Check out these 25 stunning icebergs:

Stunning Iceberg in Canada
Underside of Stunning Iceberg
Stunning Iceberg in Pleneau Bay
It’s Hard To Believe These 24 Stunning Icebergs Really Exist
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Still not quite sure how icebergs are created? Check out this clip, which shows an iceberg calving from a larger glacier:

Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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