Thanks to the phenomenon of pareidolia, the weathered facets of these ordinary icebergs reflect the appearance of actual faces – not all of them friendly.
May I Moai?
If icebergs could speak, what might they say? That is, besides “Look out for ME!”, to the crew of the RMS Titanic. This spectacularly imposing berg spied off the coast of Newfoundland might be in the right place for an ocean liner interception but it looks oddly familiar… as if a corner of Easter Island broke off and floated away. (images above and at top via kaplanmyrth)
Singin’ The Blues
The two bulging eyes and gaping mouth sported by a beached ice mountain in Santa Cruz, Argentina offer a rather frosty welcome, if we do say so ourselves. That said, one shouldn’t judge by first impressions – the massive ice cube might merely be singing up a storm. (image via David)
Once you see it, you can’t un-see it: a hawk-nosed gentleman seen in ¾ profile, gazing to the left as he leans back, supported by his arms. You’d almost think you’re gazing at an old man relaxing in the bathtub though the frigid Icelandic waters in which “he” sits are no fit place for a rubber ducky. (image via Carsten Frenzl)
No doubt the photographer framed his spectacular shot for a reason: the spooky skull-like face in the center adds a compelling presence to the composition. Why is it that icebergs so often appear to form faces or resemble animals? Perhaps it’s because their fluid aspect means if you don’t see something familiar at the moment, wait a few hours, days or weeks. (image via 姐夫 吳)
Land Of Nod
Much like a mean drunk, tipsy icebergs are not to be trifled with. Then there’s the frigid formation above, looking for all the world like a half-in-the-bag barfly about to fall face first into his pint. It’s an apt reminder that ice can be added to drinks but drinks should never be added to ice. (image via sking963)
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