Friday, June 1, 2012

Iceberg flipping over


An iceberg gets top-heavy and gracefully turns over. The berg calved from Argentina's Uppsala glacier.
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via Best of YouTube

6 comments:

Rich Adams said...

Wow! Both incredibly beautiful and mind-bogglingly frightening to think about the immense power created by the conversion of all of that energy. My mind immediately flashed to the videos I've seen of kayakers paddling near glaciers in Alaska. That would be a terrifying experience to be paddling near one that rolled while you were just a few feet from it.

Micah Kaneshiro said...

That was pretty amazing.

Meera Rao said...

awesome and frightening! thanks for sharing!

Ray Greaves said...

As crazy as that is, by watching a few of the linked videos at the end you can see some powerful looking impacts that collapsing glaciers have on the surroundings. 0.0 Cool stuff...

Charlotta said...

Wow! I wonder how a glacier in Argentina came to be named after my hometown, Uppsala,in Sweden? It is not a very common name in the world after all.
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etc, etc said...

Interesting. To me the iceberg's lighting and color appear rather surreal and incongruous with the environment, probably something to do with its translucent qualities. Not that I doubt the video's authenticity, but if I saw this exact scene in a movie I'd suspect it was shoddy special effects.