The last time I visited this place, there were hardly any Icebergs around; this time was the Polar opposite, with the beach littered with them in all shapes and sizes. I've got a load of pictures, all different, and this is the first one I'm sharing online.
For people unfamiliar with the place, there is a vast glacier a few miles to the rear of the beach, and as the glacier moves forward, huge chunks of Ice break off and fall into the lagoon. The Ice will stay for a while, being jostled about by other Icebergs until it meets the tide at the head of the lagoon.
At high tide, the bits of Ice nearest to the edge get swept out to sea, but only to get smashed back onto the beaches by the punishing waves. By the time they get onto the beach, everything they have been through causes them to arrive in the most curious of shapes; on this visit, I saw what appeared to be 'ice creatures' in the shape of a Shark, a Whale, a Bear in a hat!, and a perfect Scorpion (pics to follow).
Quite simply one of the most remarkable places I've ever visited and an absolute photographer's playground.
The hardest part is getting the exact shutter speed you need for the effect you want and then making sure your shots are pin sharp as the ice pieces often move when the waves crash around them, but it's worth waiting for 'that shot' as the results can be magical.
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