Friday, 7 March 2008

Icebergs


EVER SEE AN ICEBERG FROM TOP TO BOTTOM?

This came from a Rig Manager for Global Marine Drilling in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
They actually have to divert the path of these things away from the rig by towing them with ships!
Anyway, in this particular case the water was calm and the sun was almost directly overhead so that the diver was able to get into the water and click this pic.
They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons.

Incredible, isn't it?

27 comments:

Mid-lifer said...

WOW!! What a fantastic pic.

Flowerpot said...

that's what I thought. Good to see you again Mid-lifer!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That has to be one of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen.

Crystal xx

BreadBox said...

I looked at the picture, and thought "What a stunning image: I wonder how they faked that up?" only to discover that it is a real image! Incredible. Absolutely incredible.
Thanks for posting it!
N.

laurie said...

wow. that's beautiful -- those colors!

JJ said...

That's amazing Flowerpot. Thanks for posting.
JJx

ChrisH said...

Please never let me see one of those when we're sailing!

Flowerpot said...

Crystal - that's what I thought.

Breadbox - I know, it doesnt look real does it?

Flowerpot said...

laurie - yes I'd love to know the photographer.

JJ - not at all!

Chris - what a horrific thought. I'll have nightmares now!

Akelamalu said...

That is incredible! No wonder the Titantic sank :(

Flowerpot said...

Ak - of course. I'd forgotten that!

Lane said...

That is quite incredible. Thanks fp. What a picture!

Grump said...

Thanks for the photo I have saved it to my desk top
Mark x

Flowerpot said...

Lane - I think we're all enjoying this one!

Mark - haven't made it to Treen yet but we will when the weather's better!

KAREN said...

That is an incredible image! Interesting too.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

*jaw hits keyboard* That is amazing!

Flowerpot said...

karen - good to meet you and glad you enjoyed it.

Flowerpot said...

aoj - when i first read that I thought it was a comment on the next Jaws film....!

MarmiteToasty said...

What a beautiful photo.......

x

Flowerpot said...

glad you enjoyed it marmite!

Ellee Seymour said...

That is an amazing picture, no wonder the Titanic didn't stand a chance.

I've had a brilliant weekend at two jazz concerts. You might like to tell Himself that I saw Ian Shaw (for the third time) in Cambridge on Friday, and a quartet made up of Stan Saltzman, John Parraceli, Chris Laurence and Kenny Wheeler last night at a tiny theatre in someone's home in North Norfolk - it was amazing, the tiered seating can be raised and lowered, it was designed by the owner - a very imaginative architect.

david mcmahon said...

Great image.

PS Do you still sound like Edith Piaf? If so, book Royal Albert Hall for a week and sell tickets!!

(Hope you're feeling better though)

Philipa said...

Wow love that pic. Thanks.

Little Wing said...

Flowerpot, I jst got back after being gone for a week, and I have to say, that photo is beyond incredible!!!!!!
I should be on a calendar!

Flowerpot said...

ellee - many thanks for the jazz news - sounds a great weekend! I will pass that on. he will be very envious!

David - thanks for that! Yes I'm still a bit raspy but much better now!

Philipa - glad you and Little Wing both enjoyed it. Hope you had a good sojourn Little Wing!

Lane said...

Hope you're aokay in the storms.
Stay safe fp x

Flowerpot said...

thanks lane - we're OK ust about!