Tabular Iceberg Photos

Photos of Tabular Icebergs in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Some of the most impressive sights I beheld during my trip along the Antarctic Peninsula were enormous tabular icebergs. Tabular icebergs are sheets of ice, sometimes many miles long, that detach from Antarctica and travel with currents about the Southern Ocean. Tabular icebergs are characteristically flat in appearance, although their sides can be quite sheer and/or serrated. Like all icebergs, about 90% of the mass of a free-floating tabular iceberg is underwater. Tabular icebergs do run aground of course, in which case they can be canted at severe inclinations as they are pounded and broken apart by wave energy and other loose bergs.

Tabular iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, near Paulet Island, sunset

Tabular iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, near Paulet Island, sunset.
Image ID: 24778
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound

Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound.
Image ID: 24783
Location: Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound

Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound.
Image ID: 24784
Location: Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica