As Earth’s temperature rises, ice from the poles melts at a quicker rate. When massive chunks of ice sheets break and collapse, it is called glacier calving. Although this phenomenon is somewhat rare, these people have managed to capture it on camera. And the result is absolutely breath-taking!

After 17 days of watching the glacier in Western Greenland, Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski finally got the breakthrough they were looking for. The expert and director were becoming less optimistic about their prediction of the calving. But as soon as they expressed their concern to a colleague, the rumbling begins. However, they did not know it would be so monumental.

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The calving of the Ilulissat Glacier is the most massive calving ever caught on camera. Not only is it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the film has also won over 40 awards worldwide. Moreover, it is an Academy Award Nominee. Furthermore, the calving event lasted for a total of 75 minutes. And the height of the ice that collapses is 3000 feet, much of which is underwater. Watch the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle below:

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