They recorded the largest glacier disruption ever caught on tape. A clip both miraculous and terrifying

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This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.

“It’s a magical, miraculous, horrible, scary thing.”

In this epic glacial calving event from the award-winning documentary film “Chasing Ice“, you can actually see the moment when director/producer Jeff Orlowski and Extreme Ice Survey field coordinator Adam LeWinter bear witness to the largest calving event ever caught on tape.

If, like me, you didn’t know, “calving”, or ice calving, is a term used to describe “the breaking off of chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier…[or] the sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier, iceberg ice front, ice shelf, or crevasse.”

Seeing natural disruption of this magnitude is astonishing and frightening, an extremely visceral explanation of what it means when we say, ‘the polar ice caps are melting’. Take a look.

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