Hey all✌️thanks so much for the comments and suggestions yesterday! We loved all of them and will begin to incorporate a few of them! One of those being a theme for the images that day. So, the day before we will let you know the theme and you can tag us in your photos that fit the theme for a chance to be featured the following day. Today’s theme is “Waterfall shots!” @ivareythorsson starts us off with this moody waterfall shot from Iceland.
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We travel around the world to experience fleeting moments like this. They pass in what feels like an instant but they are never forgotten.
Rivers flowing over Earth’s gorges create waterfalls that are natural wonders, drawing millions of visitors to their breathtaking beauty, grandeur, and power. But no waterfall is larger or more powerful than those that lie beneath the ocean, cascading over immense cataracts hidden from our view.
Indeed, the world’s largest waterfall lies beneath the Denmark Strait, which separates Iceland and Greenland. At the bottom of the strait are a series of cataracts that begin 2,000 feet under the strait’s surface and plunge to a depth of 10,000 feet at the southern tip of Greenland—nearly a two-mile drop.
But how can there be waterfalls in the ocean? It’s because cold water is denser than warm water, and in the Denmark Strait, frigid water from the Nordic Seas meets warmer water from the Irminger Sea. The cold, dense water quickly sinks below the warmer water and flows over the huge drop in the ocean floor, creating a downward flow estimated at well over 123 million cubic feet per second. Because it flows beneath the ocean surface, however, the massive turbulence of the Denmark Strait goes completely undetected without the aid of scientific instruments. #ocean#science#waterfall#currents#OceanFactFriday