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
A very blue iceberg off the coast of Nunavut, Canada. Source: National Post

Underside of Stunning Iceberg
The underside of an iceberg by Alex Cornell. Source: Smithsonian

Stunning Iceberg in Pleneau Bay
An up-close view of an iceberg in Pleneau Bay, Antarctica. Source: Fdolity

Blue Tabular Iceberg
A blue tabular iceberg is found in the Arctic Peninsula. Source: Wanderlust

Tip of the Iceberg
This aerial view proves that what's visible is often just the tip of the iceberg (literally). Source: Love These Pics

Strange Iceberg Arch
A strangely shaped iceberg arch pokes out from the water. Source: 500px

Awesome Striped Iceberg
An iceberg in Jokulsarlon is striped with ashen snow. Source: Love These Pics

Ship Towing Iceberg
A ship tows an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. Source: The Amazing Pics

Stunning Iceberg against Cloudy Sky
Between 10,000 and 15,000 icebergs are calved each year. Source: MOMENTS Journal

Massive Iceberg Arch at Sunset
An iceberg arch floats through the ocean. Source: Pictify

Pleneau Bay, Antarctica
An iceberg in Pleneau Bay, Antarctica. Source: Sixpencee

Penguins on Iceberg
Icebergs can provide a convenient resting place for penguins and polar bears. Source: Goodfon.su

Freshwater Ice Chunks
A freshwater iceberg juts out from the ocean. Source: Arctic Journal

Odd Iceberg
An oddly shaped iceberg captured by Michael Quinn. Source: Daily Mail

Massive Iceberg
This boat helps put the enormity of the iceberg in perspective. Source: Here and There

Stunning Iceberg Pool
The majority of an iceberg---about seven eighths---remains underwater, as seen in this picture. Source: Daily Mail

Split Iceberg Beautiful
A gigantic iceberg split in two. Source: Landloper

Camille Seaman Ice Photography
Camille Seaman captures this beautiful iceberg. Source: Camille Seaman

Calved Icebergs Look Beautiful
Icebergs calve from glaciers to form free-floating ice chunks like the one seen here. Source: Huffington Post

Blue Iceberg in Ocean
Icebergs often appear as a bluish-white hue. Source: imgkid

Polar Winds Shape Bizarre Icebergs
Polar winds have shaped this odd-looking iceberg. Source: Daily Mail

Aerial Glimpse of Stunning Iceberg
An aerial glimpse of this stunning iceberg. Source: How Stuff Works

Iceberg near Greenland
An iceberg juts from the ocean near Greenland. Source: 500px

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

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.