MASSIVE Glacier Collapse Caught on Camera (Ilulissat, Greenland)

Icebergs breaking from the Ilulissat Glacier are often up to 3,000 feet in height (1 km) and thus too tall to float down the fjord and lie stuck on the bottom of its shallower areas, sometimes for years, until they are broken up by the force of the glacier and icebergs further up the fjord.

Ilulissat Icefjord drains 6.5% of the Greenland ice sheet and produces around 10% of all Greenland icebergs. Some 35 billion tonnes of icebergs calve off and pass out of the fjord every year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakobshavn_Glacier).

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By: ThePhotoCollector (161.90)

Tags: Glacier Collapse, Glacier calving, glacier melting

Location: Ilulissat, Greenland