Black iceberg photo viral: Reddit user uploads image

By on Jan 6, 2013 in Amazing, Science, World Comments

Have you ever seen a black iceberg even in your dreams?

A black iceberg photo has gone viral over the internet after a Reddit user uploaded the image on Friday, January 5, 2013.

Black iceberg photo viral
Black iceberg photo viral
Image Credit: Runboll/Reddit

As of posting, the black iceberg photo uploaded by Reddit user Runboll was viewed 1,156,720 times and has received 1,222 comments.

The Canadian Encyclopedia has an explanation for this rare phenomenon. According to the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada:

The Others may appear green, brown or black, or combinations of these colours. These icebergs have usually rolled over, exposing basal ice, or have emerged from below water level. The various colorations are caused by differences in density, air-bubble content and impurities. For example, black ice is of high density and bubble free; dark layers indicate the presence of rock materials derived from the base of the parent glacier. Occasionally, rocks may be found on the original upper surface of the iceberg. As the iceberg melts, these materials precipitate into marine or lake sediments.

But do you believe that this photo of the black iceberg is for real? Or is this just a product of Photoshop enhancement?

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