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They Set Up A CCTV Camera In Greenland And Captured Something Terrifying 

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.

They Set Up A CCTV Camera In Greenland And Captured Something Terrifying 

They Set Up A CCTV Camera In Greenland And Captured Something Terrifying 

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Back in 2008...

Back in 2008...

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.

Only a mass movement of ice, not rock or soil.

Only a mass movement of ice, not rock or soil.

This calving event at the Ilulissat Icefjord lasted for a duration of 75 minutes.

The largest such event ever filmed.

The largest such event ever filmed.

The film is popularly known as the 'Chasing Ice'.

The glacier retreated a full mile....

The glacier retreated a full mile....

...across a calving face, that was five kilometers wide. And, the volume of the collapse was apparently 7.4 cubic kilometers.

The ice was 3,000 feet high, or 300-400 feet above water.

The ice was 3,000 feet high, or 300-400 feet above water.

Just like several times taller than the skyscrapers in New York City. 

The mixture of magical and horrible.

The mixture of magical and horrible.

Scary! Isn't it?

Piece of ice as the size of lower Manhattan.

Piece of ice as the size of lower Manhattan.

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.

Truly an unprecedented geological catastrophe.

Truly an unprecedented geological catastrophe.

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.

Check the glacier collapse in this epic time-lapse video!

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