Is there a place where two oceans meet but do not mix? A genuine photograph was shown and the message is a fact. The photograph was taken by Kent Smith, an Alaskan Cruise photographer and he shared it to Flickr. The news spread out rapidly on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.
What the photograph shows:
The photograph shows that foam is formed between the two different bodies of water meeting in the middle of Alaskan Gulf. It appears as if the two oceans are colliding rather than mixing. It is said that the foam was the result of the melting glacier that is composed of fresh water. The ocean water has a higher percentage of salt. These caused the two bodies of water to have different densities. Because of the salinity and density differences, a thin wall was produced which does not allow the two different bodies of water to merge. This explains why the two different bodies of water did not mix. But given enough time, they will eventually mix together.
The said photograph was taken last year. The photographer was sitting on the deck for quite some time when he noticed something that seems to be a shadow of the clouds about five miles from the ship. As the ship approaches the shadow, he realized that it was something different. The photographer took many shots but he did not posted any of them until a year after the said image went viral
What people think about this photograph:
The photographer says that many people are not convinced with the photograph. Some actually said the pictures were edited using Photoshop. According to the photographer, the main reason he posted this is to convince people that he did not Photoshop the image. The image views actually reached 177,456 on September 20, 2011. The following day, Yahoo News asked for permission in using the photo on the images of their week pages.
An amazing fact and truth about this place:
It was already mentioned in Muslim’s Holy Book Qur’an about this phenomenon.
It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: One palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed.
He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together. Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress
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