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Stunning drone views of two icebergs off Newfoundland coast

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 3:31 PM -

On March 28, Robert Bartlett of Trinity Eco Tours sent a drone over Newfoundland's Bonavista peninsula.

What came back was stunning footage of a series of icebergs floating in the blue waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. 

The video has steadily been gaining views on YouTube ever since.

IMPRESSIVE ICEBERG SEASON AHEAD

Iceberg season kicked off early this year, with social media lighting up with spectacular images taken off the coast of Newfoundland since January.

The uptick in activity is likely due to anomalous winds blowing from the north over the winter. That may be driving the icebergs further south than usual.

That, coupled with an increase in on-shore winds, is the likely cause, writes Weather Network science writer Scott Sutherland.

Newfoundland is famous for its 'iceberg alley', a stretch of water where visitors can get a prime view of the passing 'bergs. Only time will tell if there's more icebergs than usual, but visitors can take joy in the fact that the 2016 season will likely be longer than average.

PHOTOS: AMAZING ICEBERGS 

1. Submitted by Wade James, Barr'd Islands, Newfoundland


2. Submitted by Harold Weldon Bradley, Blackhead Path, St. John's, Newfoundland


3. Submitted by Julian Earle, Twilingate, Newfoundland


4. Submitted by Bil Follett, Cape Spear, St. John's, Newfoundland


5. Submitted by Harold Weldon Bradley, Witless Bay, Newfoundland

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