Text and photos by Lee Narraway
Back in time when I sailed for six weeks with a group of scientists on the Davis and Nares Strait, I became addicted to icebergs. Icebergs have since become an utterly incurable photographic passion. Icebergs come in an unending variety of shapes and textures. Though they may on occasion defy description, they never fail to fuel one’s imagination.
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Back in time when I sailed for six weeks with a group of scientists on the Davis and Nares Strait, I became addicted to icebergs. Icebergs have since become an utterly incurable photographic passion.
Pieces falling off this iceberg captured our attention.
This beautiful iceberg photographed near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, had recently rolled over to reveal a magnificent sculpture carved by the passage of time and ocean currents.
Icebergs, though floating indiscriminately in the timeless currents of salty seas, curiously provide one of the finest, purest (tastiest) sources of freshwater on the planet.
As chunks of ice collapsed from this iceberg, the newly formed bergy bits floated away with the current.
While sitting beside a relaxing naturally formed hot-spring pool, I was able to watch this iceberg slowly float by. Uunartoq, Greenland.
A lone Antarctic iceberg adrift frames yet another drifting behind and this magnificent ice portal is created and ready to be captured by my lens.
As we circled this iceberg in a zodiac, the shape and shadows shifted constantly creating new views.
A blue iceberg, created from an ancient glacier, drifts slowly by near Ilulissat, Greenland.
This may be the most scenic picnic spot I have ever seen. Ilulissat, Greenland.
A land-striped iceberg drifts casually along the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut.
As I wandered through a garden of icebergs stranded at low tide in Frobisher Bay, Nunavut, I could do nothing but marvel at the dramatic colourations and the translucent textures of the ice.
This iceberg appeared through the fog as we traveled by skidoo on the frozen ocean.
It was a tight squeeze to crawl beneath this iceberg but the effort was worth the view. The silence was incredible!
This stunning iceberg gleams in the spring sunshine off the North Baffin Coast. Already cracks have begun to appear in the ice that traps it and soon it will be released again to drift with the winds and currents.
Icebergs come in an unending variety of shapes and textures. Though they may on occasion defy description, they never fail to fuel one’s imagination.