By Kristiana Hall
These are icebergs, but as you’ve never seen them before – as algae in the water has turned them completely TURQUOISE.
The stunning ‘jadebergs’ are formed when seawater containing algae freezes on the bottom of a glacier.
Photographer of five years Nicholas Cullen, 30, was lucky enough to capture the rare phenomenon during a trip across the Southern Ocean of East Antarctica earlier this year.\
The electrician, from Melbourne, Australia, said: “Icebergs are incredible to see, but everyone hopes to see a jadeberg when cruising around Antarctica.
“I had seen a few already, but this particular one was a giant and had an incredible shape and sharp contours.
“It was cold and windy as per usual, which meant my hands cooled down quite quickly while holding onto my camera as the ship did a loop around the jadeberg.
“It was also quite funny to watch a tiny Adelie penguin climb up the side of the jadeberg with a few slip and slides.
“What inspired me to start photography, was I really wanted to capture the memories of the incredible nature this world has to offer for myself and to be able to share the adventures with my family and friends.”