So cold, it's blue! by Nancy Richard

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Icebergs which are shed from glaciers are so compressed that all colors from the spectrum are not visible except for the color blue. This was taken in the inside passage of Alaska, USA.



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I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • Kratos
    Kratosover 3 years ago

    Interesting…any idea what the reddish-purplish colour is all about?

  • It may be a deeper blue, or perhaps something that the glacier scraped up. Thanks, Laurie. You’re the best commenter. LOL

    – Nancy Richard

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    Nancy, an excellent shot!!! What an experience to see this!!!

  • Thank you, Lorraine. Funny thing is I posted it for a “blue” challenge at Close-ups In Nature, and they didn’t accept it. Maybe I wasn’t close enough?

    – Nancy Richard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, I love the blue of the icebergs.

  • Thanks, so much, Andrea. You are so kind to comment.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    superb capture!

  • I’m grateful for your comment, Charmiene! You are so kind.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Great capture and composition nancy!

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – Nancy Richard

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    I don’t get it…maybe, they wanted you to paint a barn blue and photograph it…lol

  • I didn’t get it either, but the hosts of the groups put in so much of their time and effort, I certainly wouldn’t complain. I’m just grateful that they’re there.

    – Nancy Richard

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoabout 1 year ago


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  • Muito obrigada, my friend. And thank you for all your effort.

    – Nancy Richard

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