'CHASING ICE' captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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'CHASING ICE' captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO 5
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.

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.


Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. It has won over 40 awards at festivals worldwide, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.


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I don't think my brain is letting me see it in its true scale. Even after the overlay of Manhattan was shown, it still looks smaller than that...

Author — Davy Ker

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Great video. Thanks for not playing music while it was calving.

Author — Colin Ashby

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This is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. I'm also very grateful that there isn't any talking, and especially, NO MUSIC playing during this extraordinary event...

Author — Felix Culpa

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I was waiting for Godzilla to stand up and start breathing fire

Author — Finn Peters

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@1:50 kind of looks like some gigantic sea creature breaking through the ice.

Author — Silence Newberry

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Anyone else see what looks like a hump back whale?

Author — Joshua Dickens

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at 1:50 it looks like a gaint fish comming up :O

Author — patrcik de vries

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In Canada they would add a tax to stop this from happening lol

Author — k9 aid

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Mother Earth reminding us who is in charge.

Author — Terry Shrifle

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If you get the chance you should watch the whole film Chasing Ice as well as its successor Chasing Coral.... very very sobering

Author — Stephen Leftly

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Even with Manhattan overlaid on top of the ice, I still can't put it into perspective.

Author — wakaka2waka

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Cheezy sound effects : water bubbling, studio-made rumbling.... NO THANKS.

Author — Etienne Dauphin

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To have witnessed this in real time had to be the most awesome thing to experience.

Author — Roberta Hubert

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Amazing footage. I am sure I saw a giant blue 🐳 break through the ice ❄ barrier.
No mention was made 🤔

Author — Karim Sumar

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I have not heard anyone of you explain why the earth is heating other than just its natural. How is it just natural, you live in a home with an enclosed airspace, does it naturally heat up during the day and cool at night, sure, how much more does it heat up when you are there with your kids cooking breathing using hot water or your vacuum. In other words you alter your environment all the time by the actions you take within that enclosed space, now take that and expand that to a much larger room, one in which the ability for the heat to dissipate is being abated and yet you keep doing the same activities. How long can you survive and why are you not changing the environment around you? Yes one burning tree in your yard wont cause you or your neighbors any serious harm, but now lets burn all the trees around your area for years to come are you saying you dont think that changes in your local environment would not eventually make your life there extremely difficult if not impossible. Its this run away train that we are trying to stop. We understand there are modern means in our daily life that must have an impact but you can 't possibly believe humans have no influence on the environment. If you suddenly doubled the population of the earth, dont you think you would see an impact, so why dont you have one today. And why can't we find ways to reduce that impact where possible. What's wrong with that discussion? You act like there is nothing you have done or could ever do that would have an impact so just keep wasting plastics and burning gasoline and the earth will just recover as fast as you can pollute it, but you can't possibly believe that and you know that cities in China have horrible pollution like we used to have in the 70s in our cities here. We made changes and we reduced pollution and improved our air quality and you dont think humans had an impact on that. Ask any of your friends with Asthma, I bet their experience will tell a different story. Your head in the sand wont solve this problem.

Author — Tracy Hipps

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If they put up the full 75 minutes of film i bet i'd watch the entire thing.

Author — Alan Noble

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Fantastic. What a shame the footage only lasted 4 minutes. The noise must have been deafening.

Author — Aad Sirre

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wow, This two man filmed such a amazing video. Thank you for there effort .

Author — luis vargas

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Its on the move, not from air temp or water temp but from pressure. Its always on the move. The are no static glaciers. Anywhere

Author — Michael Morgan

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Is it just me or does it look like a enormous whale or spaceship from 1:49? I've seen up close some large calving events on the Antarctic Peninsula, but this is insane.. literally. WOW!

Author — skibumwa2001