The largest glacier calving every filmed

Chasing Ice, a new film from director Jeff Orlowski, follows photographer James Balog’s attempt to catalog the climate change-induced melting of the north polar icecap, using time lapse photography. This scene, the film’s climax, shows the spectacular breakup of a Manhattan-sized chunk of ice from Greenland’s Ilulissat Glacier.

To appreciate the images, click the gear at the lower right edge of the film, and pick the highest resolution your monitor will support. Then view the clip full screen. The trailer for Chasing Ice is here.

H/T: Melanie McGrath