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This is a video of a massive 7.4 cubic km (~1.75 cubic mile) chunk of ice breaking off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. It was captured by James Balog as part of his documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. I’m not sure how the hell James had the patience to sit around waiting for the thing to start cracking, but my guess it took years of training watching grass grow.
No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in nature. Humans have transformed Earth, but luckily not everything is lost. Beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magnificent oceans with incredible islands – our planet has many breathtaking places just waiting for you to discover them.
Ever wonder how super wave photographer, Clark Little gets his shots? This awesome clip gives us a glimpse at what it’s like to be the man behind the lens…
The old saying that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’ is a myth that any storm observer or researcher has seen nature defy. Lightning can strike any location more than once. In fact, given enough time, it is actually inevitable. It may take as little as less than ten minutes within a single thunderstorm, or longer than a million years – but lightning will eventually strike the same spot again…
The Maldives are known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists but the BBC’s Simon Reeve has paid a visit to a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see – a huge island waste dump.
He was accompanied by local conservationist Marie Saleem who explained how the country struggles with waste management.
The Maldives’ government told the BBC they were looking at ways to tackle their waste problem.
Watch the disturbing video after the jump…
This sure looks like a snow-covered road in a small British oceanside town, right? Yeah, it’s not.
No, what you see here is not snow, nor airport fire-extinguishing foam, nor the world’s biggest shaving cream fight. It’s sea foam — lots and lots of sea foam — covering roads and traffic in the British town of Cleveleys.
Sir David Attenborough is Britain’s best-known natural history film-maker.
His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world’s leading natural history programme.
Watch as Sir David Attenborough recites the words to “What a Wonderful World” over appropriately wonderful nature footage in honor of the final episode of the legendary naturalist and narrator’s last natural history program for the BBC, Frozen Planet…
A bizarre underwater “icicle of death” has been filmed by a BBC crew. With timelapse cameras, specialists recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.
The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it.
Where the so-called “brinicle” met the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea urchins and starfish.
The unusual phenomenon was filmed for the first time by cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson for the BBC One series Frozen Planet…
There are a lot of time-lapse videos on the net, but not many match up the the epic ‘Landscape’ videos by Dustin Farrell. Featured here is from ‘Landscapes: Volume Two’, captured in Arizona and Utah.
Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D2 DSLR. These videos are best watched in HD on full screen.
Check out the video after the jump, along with ‘Volume One’…