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Frozen with Shock as Our Ice Melts Before Our Eyes

Chasing Ice is a project by Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski to find the last remaining natural ice sculptures and document their eternal disappearance. This scene was filmed at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The ice breakup, known as calving, lasted for 75 minutes. The glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face, which was three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water (think of a 30 story building above the water and two Empire State Buildings below).

Interested in hosting a screening of the 2012 Sundance Excellence in Cinematography winner? Contact that good folks at Chasing Ice.

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