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]