Photo Friday August 24, 2012 “Iceberg Ahead”

Warning blog followers….hubby and I just returned from a belated 15th anniversary trip to Alaska. You are going to be subjected to a stream “northern” pictures for a while.

This photo is a close up of an iceberg that calved from the Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau, Alaska. The blue color is the result of the extreme pressure and weight of the glacier. The ice is compressed so much that is removes all air bubbles and appears blue to our eyes.

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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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4 Responses to Photo Friday August 24, 2012 “Iceberg Ahead”

  1. adaisygarden says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. Looking forward to more photos. 🙂

  2. i like not only this photo, but also your explanation on how the ice becomes blue

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