06/16/2014 05:28 EDT | Updated 06/20/2014 04:59 EDT

Icebergs In Newfoundland Are So Close To Shore, Residents Are Posing With Them (PHOTOS)

Spring has brought some very big surprises to Newfoundland's east coast.

While icebergs float by every year, this year has seen more than usual, and many have come so close to shore that residents can see the stunning white chunks of ice from their backyards.

Check out some of their amazing photos below.

One iceberg lover even jumped in the water to try to touch one.

Berg spotting in Newfoundland and Labrador is so popular that the province's tourism site has an Iceberg Map that tracks the last known location of all bergs near the coast, spotted either by satellite or eyewitnesses.

Iceberg expert Steven Bruneau told CTV News he thinks the water is so busy this year because the harsh winter created a lot of sea ice that floated down from the north.

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