December 3, 2014

Incredible Images of Calving Glaciers

National Geographic Photographer, James Balog, loves ice. In fact, the landscape in these frigid regions of the world so inspired him that he started The Extreme Ice Survey, a photography project that captures the dramatic movement of some of the earth’s largest glaciers. Over the past several years, Balog has set up 28 cameras overlooking 13 glaciers around the world. Each camera takes a photo every 5 to 60 minutes to create a time-lapse record of these every changing environments. The images he’s capturing are both stunning and alarming.So, what is Balog’s mission with this project? Simple. To convince business leaders, politicians, and the public that climate change is real in the hopes that we all band together and do something about it.

Check out the beautiful videos and photography at the Extreme Ice Survey website. And for those who want to learn more about the science of climate change and glaciers check out James Balog’s TED Talk.

But below is an ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH VIDEO. Taken in Ilulissat, Greenland, this is the largest calving event ever caught on film!