Filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sight while on vacation in Antarctica (the shots were taken in Cierva Cove, Antarctica).

What Cornell has seen and photographed was an iceberg that had flipped over recently, revealing the dense aqua-green glassy-ice that had been submerged. That color may have also been given by minerals and organic matter that may have seeped into the underwater part of the iceberg over time.

When the top shelf ice separates from the shelf it can sometimes flip, bringing this remarkable ice to the surface. This is a very rare ice formation in general and even more rare to see flipped like this.

This is how a normal iceberg looks like.

Antarctica, normal looking iceberg
Photo: Rita Willaert, Flickr

 

These are the amazing images Alexis Cornell captured of one iceberg which flipped over.

Antarctica, flipped over iceberg
Photo: Alexis Cornell
Antarctica, flipped over iceberg
Photo: Alexis Cornell
Antarctica, flipped over iceberg
Photo: Alexis Cornell

 

Seeing this live must have been a stunning view!

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