“CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

Published on Dec 14, 2012 by Exposure Labs

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.

Footage produced by James Balog (http://jamesbalog.com) and the Extreme Ice Survey (http://extremeicesurvey.org)

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.

4 thoughts on ““CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

  1. The earth changes, get used to it.

    Truest quote from them: “We are just observers, two little dots on the side of the mountain.”

    That’s all you are, insignificant dots. Man did not cause this. The earth’s climate has radically changed throughout its history and the climates on other planets in the solar system are changing as well.

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