Nature documentaries are my not so guilty pleasure, especially ones who show remote parts of the world that seem foreign and remote. That is why, when I caught a glimpse of this video from the documentary “Chasing Ice”, I had to not only share it, but watch it on iTunes. It is well worth the $13.
The documentary, released in 2012 is well worth the watch, and not just for the clip we share on this link. The documentary is about,
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment – to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history.
During the filming, the crew was watching Greenland’s Illuissat Glacier when a large section, the size of Manhattan, started to calve. With rolling cameras and multiple angles, they captured the world’s largest glacial calving event. The video is hard to appreciate, as the size and scale is impossible to gather from the backdrop of white. However, in one scene the narrator explains that sections of ice you are watching shoot up out of the water are 600 feet high in elevation.
Watch and be amazed/horrified.