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IN OMG! ON 26 Oct, 2016
A photographer and his troupe were hanging out near a glacier. They were gathering footage from the time-lapse, they'd positioned all around the Arctic circle for the last seven years.
They were also there to shoot pictures for a documentary. And while they were hoping to capture some cool moments on their reel, no one expected a huge chunk of a glacier to clasp clean off and slide into the ocean right in front of their eyes.
Check the terrible beauty in the story.
Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski traveled to a remote part of Western Greenland to shoot what has now gone in history, as the largest glacier calving event that was ever captured on film.
This calving event at the Ilulissat Icefjord lasted for a duration of 75 minutes.
The film is popularly known as the 'Chasing Ice'.
...across a calving face, that was five kilometers wide. And, the volume of the collapse was apparently 7.4 cubic kilometers.
Just like several times taller than the skyscrapers in New York City.
Scary! Isn't it?
Tu put it into perspective, imagine it as the lower part of Manhattan Island.
All of a sudden, all those buildings just started to rumble, and quake, and peel off, fall over, and roll around.
The film has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide, including, the award of Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association.
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