Arctic glacier almost collapses on small boat (video)

Some incredible footage from the BBC of a huge side of a glacier collapsing dangerously close to some arctic explorers.

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The video is pretty cool, but I also tried to piece together a few shots from the video to give you a better sense of the scene – the shot below worked otu pretty well. This before the collapse. Right before.
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This is right after the collapse is about to finish – note the same peak at the top center of both photos, but the big right chunk is now gone.glacier-collapsing


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  • corprimo

    Here in Alaska we have a label for this kind of behavior – bloody stupid!

  • Bloody ‘ell

    Leave it to the Brits to make molehills out of mountains.

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