Unimaginable footage of a sudden iceberg collapse in Greenland


Filmmaker and photographer Daniel Haussmann captured attractive footage of Greenland, together with footage of an iceberg because it collapsed.

Via the lens of a drone, Haussmann manages to specific his distinctive adventurous flare. His produced works additionally usually induce the fluctuating emotions of dread, pleasure, and awe that any thrill-seeking adventurer encounters.

In Haussmann’s smartphone video footage, which is proven together with drone footage of the aftermath under, he’s on a ship—joined by a couple of different companions—observing the large construction. In what could possibly be essentially the most serendipitous of occasions, a portion of the iceberg abruptly begins to shatter and crumble. Voices within the video will be heard marveling on the sight, however swiftly change tone as a moderately-sized ripple wave heads their course. The boat speeds away to keep away from the oncoming waves, leaving the fractured construction within the distance.

Haussmann’s aerial drone footage of the aftermath of the occasion resembles a type of acrylic paint pour of white and azure waves marbling on prime of a cerulean blue ocean canvas.

Acquiring the sorts of mesmerizing first-person footage that Haussmann produces isn’t with out its want for warning and preparation.

Aftermath of an iceberg collapse

Aerial view of iceberg collapse in Greenland

“I introduced, in complete, 5 drones to Greenland. Particularly, [since] FPV is sort of an gear killer, I needed to ensure and introduced two DJI FPV drones [as well as] one Nazgul5 V2 and for normal footage my DJI Mini 2 and the DJI Mavic 2 Professional.” Haussman mentioned, talking with PetaPixel.

Daniel Haussmann
Daniel Haussmann, picture by Dong Chen

Greenland aerial photo

Greenland aerial photo

Contemplating the destiny of his final piece of kit that was knocked out of the sky by a flying chunk of lava, Haussmann has accepted the opportunity of casualties and has cooled issues down a bit with the footage from the Greenland tour.

“I believe it’s at all times good to return residence with all gear unhurt and nice footage, then dropping hundreds of {dollars} to the ocean.”

Above view of iceberg in Greenland

Haussmann was drawn to Greenland as a way to doc its present state. Given the impact that local weather change is having on a number of wilderness fronts, he needed to create a file of the breathtaking panorama of the Greenland ice sheet immediately.

“Nobody is aware of what these locations are going to appear like in a couple of years from now. On condition that lately as a result of comparatively excessive temperatures file ranges of ice [that] is melting in Greenland, this turns into much more necessary to doc,” he remarks.

Aerial drone shot of the dark blue and teal ocean in Greenland

Haussmann explains that though the collapse occasion his occasion witnessed was not any direct proof that local weather change was the trigger, there nonetheless was emotions of uneasiness surrounding the collapse.

“In any case for me, this was nonetheless an incredible but additionally scary expertise. Seeing these mountains of ice slowly dissolve makes one unhappy in a method. However on the identical time seeing the (comparatively reasonable) tsunami wave rolling in direction of you and the boat captain going full velocity away was additionally just a little nerve-wracking.”

Greenland aerial photo

Greenland aerial photo

The Germany-based visible artist harnessed his drone piloting expertise and continued his journey, capturing the assorted hues of blue and navigating labyrinths of large chunks of ice.

“I needed to adapt to the circumstances I discovered on website. Some issues I did anticipate, however others one has to watch in individual.”

In a type of iceberg browsing approach, Haussmann exhibits the sunkissed ideas of icebergs, dipping into cool blue slopes and into the huge open ocean.

Greenland aerial photo

Hovering over waters with angles that mimic a sort of house flight, he then exhibits a sequence of icebergs that resemble pyramids basking in golden daylight.

For extra from Haussmann, be sure to observe him on Instagram.


Picture credit: Photographs by Daniel Haussmann.



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