All photos: Alex Cornell
Taken at water level from a small Zodiac cruising boat, San Franscisco-based photographer and filmmaker Alex Cornell happened upon this otherworldly chunk of ice in Cierva Cove on the western side of the Antarctic peninsula.
While icebergs are typically white, this one had recently flipped over to reveal a glassy, deep blue underbelly that Cornell describes as almost "alien-like."
In most cases, about 90 percent of any given iceberg is underwater, so flips like this are rare. When one does flip, the ice underneath most likely hasn't been exposed to the surface in many, many years. Cornell explains that this iceberg was probably very old and the exquisite color is essentially "the glacial equivalent of aging white hairs."
Of course, Cornell witnessed more than just an epic iceberg while visiting the remote, icy continent. He writes of his experiences:
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