Largest Iceberg Break Up Ever Captured On Film

December 12, 2012

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OMG ADAM, IT'S STARTING. IT'S STARTING!

This is a video of a GIANT 7.4 cubic km (~1.75 cubic mile) chunk of ice breaking off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland (note: link has higher res video than I embedded after the jump). It was captured by James Balog as part of his documentary 'Chasing Ice', in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. I'm not sure how the hell James had the patience to sit around waiting for the thing to start cracking, but my guess it took years of training watching grass grow. This particular scene is being billed as the largest iceberg break-up ever captured on film. The largest break up of all time? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, hands down. My little sister still cries about what might have been. Haha, don't you Becky?! (She's never had a boyfriend)

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Jason, who agrees that's definitely an ancient aquatic dinosaur being unearthed around the 2:00 mark.

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