Watch the Largest Iceberg Breakup Ever Caught on Camera

Photographer James Balog has put together a documentary called "Chasing Ice," which we featured last October, designed to look at the controversial issue of climate change. The video here is the trailer if you haven't yet seen it, but I stumbled upon another video of the largest iceberg breakup ever caught on camera over at The Guardian. Regardless of how you feel about climate change (which I don't think should be the point of discussion here), you can revel in the grandeur that is the collapse of a massive sheet of ice.

"It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says filmmaker James Balog. He's describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, the filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on Friday, follows James Balog's mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change." -The Guardian

See the ice shelf break apart here.

[Via The Guardian]

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2:07

with that budget, and they use Ultra compact flash cards?

why not? if Ultra CF is capable to handle it. 

because you would think they'd take the extra precaution to keep their data safe since it's so cold out.

the ultra cards aren't going to be built with the same quality/durability as the extreme or extreme pro's 

I don't think the Extreme and Extreme Pro's were around, as they started in 2005 :) If I remember correctly, they also use D200's and/or D2's (correct me if I remember this wrong)

Tam Nguyen's picture

Dayeeem.

Once again, mislead to watch a video. I was expecting to watch the actual collapse of a glacier...

Still glad I clicked, but please stop using these cheap tactics. refer to you Zack Arias post about noise and signal....

What? There is an actual collapse of an iceberg. Did you miss it? 

apparently you didnt click to see the second video linked in the article to watch more of the glacier calve.

Yeah you have to do that. I couldn't post the video here because of the way it was set up on The Guardian. 

David Arthur's picture

This kind of helps show me that climate change to an extent IS happening. How it's caused is up for debate, but such a defining event such as this would never be possible if it weren't for the people that have a passion for imaging and sharing those images, whether motion or still, to the people around them.