Petermann Ice Island

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Published on August 08, 2011

Iceberg shards continually peel off the Manhattan-sized Petermann Ice Island located off Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

Icebergs are jamming close some of the small harbours around the Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

Iceberg shards continually peel off the Manhattan-sized Petermann Ice Island located off Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

If you squint really hard this iceberg off Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula looks remarkably like a white floating sphinx.

Published on August 08, 2011

There's that sphinx again

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An iceberg tries, unsuccessfully, to hide behind a small island in St. Lunaire-Griquet.

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The ocean and natural pressures exerted by and on the icebergs create some unique structures like this one on an iceberg spotted in close to land off Griquet on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

The ocean and natural pressures exerted by and on the icebergs create some unique structures like this one on an iceberg spotted in close to land off Griquet on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.

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This was once part of the Petermann Ice Island.

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Birds are using the fragments of the Petermann Ice Island as a slow moving form of transport and or a place to rest their weary wings.

Published on August 08, 2011

St. Lunaire-Griquet, on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, has been inundated with towering icebergs, all remnants of the Petermann Ice Island currently sitting some four miles off the coast.

Published on August 08, 2011

Iceberg shards continually peel off the Manhattan-sized Petermann Ice Island located off Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

A waterfall pours gallons of fresh iceberg water into the Atlantic ocean off Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.

Published on August 08, 2011

At times it feels like you are drifting through a frozen city with towers of ice on either side of the tour boat out of Griquet.

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Chunks of ice seemingly appear from nowhere.

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Looking back towards Griquet.

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Yet another large chunk of ice that calved from the Petermann Ice Island. Incidentally why do they call it calving? Why can't icebergs have pups? The number of icebergs currently off the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland is more like a litter.

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A trail of bergy bits trails away from the Petermann Ice Island. Under constant threat of large chunks calving away, it was best to stay at a safe distance.

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A fishing vessel skirts dangerously close to the edge of the Petermann Ice Island.

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It's hard to grasp just how big the Petermann Ice Island truly is.

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A puffin manically flies past the Petermann Ice Island currently sitting of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.

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Harp seals are using the Petermann Ice Island as a cool place to lay their heads. Low lying sections of the ice island give them ample opportunity to get on and off the mass if ice.

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Yet another marvel of nature. The colours, even on a drab overcast northern Newfoundland day, are spectacular.

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Looking out to the horizon to see another iceberg that, while it looks massive, is nothing compared to the Petermann Ice Island.

Published on August 08, 2011

A fishing vessel pulls in alongside the Manhattan-sized Petermann Ice Island which broke free from Greenland in August last year and is currently sitting off the Northern Peninsula. The island stretches from Griquet in the north to Great Brehat in the south, more than 10 kilometres as the crow flies. The ice island is about six kilometres wide.

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The view from Great Brehat of the other end of the Petermann Ice Island, more than 10 kilometres away from Griquet.

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Icebergs have moved into St. Anthony Bight.

With the Petermann Ice Island just four miles off the Newfoundland coast the Northern Pen packed staff writer Juris Graney a thermos of tea and a bottle of seasick tablets and shipped him off into the Atlantic ocean in search of mass of ice which is only slightly smaller than Manhattan Island.

, Northern Peninsula , Newfoundland and Labrador , Griquet
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