From time immemorial people have seen faces in clouds, the Man In The Moon and other perceived familiar objects where no such thing should or could exist. In modern times this phenomenon, called Pareidolia, has manifested itself in the so-called “Face On Mars”. Icebergs – randomly carved by wind, water and temperature – are also prime candidates for pareidolia, especially when the faces or other forms they seem to display coincide with pop culture… like, say, the creepy Bumble Snowman! This towering berg bears an almost alarming resemblance to the formidably-fanged giant predator first glimpsed looming over an arctic peak in that 1964 animated childrens’ classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Kudos to the NOAA photographer for snapping the images above… and getting away safely WITHOUT the aid of a misfit dentist!
Hey Sup, what’s with that “blank” expression on your face? Guess that’s just the way they roll way of north in Fortress of Solitude territory – Greenland, to be exact. Credit Flickr member Nick Russill for capturing the tousle-haired superhero as he seems to gaze off into the distance, submerged up to his neck in a refreshingly chill bath.
Here’s a new slant on love, and “buoy” do we need it! This exquisitely formed iceberg evokes pareidolia-esque comparisons to “The Kiss“, a modernist masterpiece painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907-08. Flickr member SF Brit snapped this frosty embrace in January of 2010 – summer – during a cruise along the ice-bound coast of Antarctica.