Icebergs are massive pieces of ice that have broken off of glaciers or ice shelves at water's edge. Shaped by the wind, the sea, and occasionally the sea floor, they come in many different shapes and sizes. They are continually in a state of flux, undergoing small changes constantly and large ones every once in a while. Winds erode the ice above the surface, while swirling currents and other crashing pieces of ice take their toll on the part of the berg below the water. Together, these forces create intricate patterns and tantalizing shapes, such as this massive ramp of ice, culminating in a pair of beautiful arches -- gateways to a shallow ice cave. Eventually, the changes to this berg will be more drastic and sudden, as the crack in the top of the arch finally gives way completely and the surface ice splits into several large chunks. Most of the large pieces may still be connected to each other below the surface, however, resulting in a single iceberg consisting of a ramp and a spire or two, plus several "bergie bits" - smaller chunks of ice that have broken off completely from the larger iceberg.
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"Nature is art brought to life: often beautiful and inspiring, always fragile and in need of loving care" -- Jodi Gaylord
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