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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lake - Iceland

Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of a glacier. During its travels, all of the air bubbles that are trapped in the ice are squeezed out, and the size of the ice crystals increases, making it clear. The ice is blue for the same reason water is blue. Namely, it is a result of an overtone of a OH molecular stretch in the water which absorbs light at the red end of the visible spectrum.


The icebergs in the Jökulsárlón, Iceland, come from the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull. They break and melt and are floating via the lake to the sea. The white, light blue and through grit and volcanic matter grey and black colored icebergshave the most running out forms. They are drifted along hit by the stream or the wind till they hit the bottom of the lake. Only a small part of the iceberg is above the water. Beautiful scenes of the James Bond- film: 'A view to a kill' and 'Die another day' have been taken up here.


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Taken on August 27, 2006