Eye Opener

Flipping the 'Berg

A photographer captures a rare glimpse of an iceberg turned on its head.

“Just the tip of the iceberg” is a cliché for a reason; up to 90 percent of a 'berg’s bulk lurks underwater, out of sight. (The Titanic found that out the hard way.) But photographer Alex Cornell gives us a peek of that frozen underbelly with these shots of an overturned iceberg off the coast of Antarctica.

Icebergs usually go topsy-turvy soon after they first break away from their parent glacier. While this process, called “calving,” is a natural part of a glacier’s lifecycle, climate change is increasing the frequency of such events as the poles warm. Scenes like these may become more commonplace, but for now, they’re pretty darn cool (pun intended). 

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