Upsala Glacier Iceberg: Tipping Upsala Glacier Captured on Video by Argentina Tourist

By on Jun 2, 2012 in Environment, Lifestyle, Science, South America, Travel, World Comments
Upsala Glacier Iceberg

Upsala Glacier Iceberg
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A tipping Upsala Glacier iceberg in southern Argentina was recorded on video by a tourist last March 2012, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Reports say that the tourist was traveling on a boat when the rare tipping of the iceberg occurred. The tourist was able to capture the tipping iceberg using his Panasonic Lumix FX 35 digital camera.

According to a BBC report, the Upsala glacier was once the largest in South America. The Upsala glacier is reportedly melting at an annual rate of about 600 feet.

The tourist described his experience in his video post on YouTube under the name “osibaruch.” Below is the tourist’s narration of the tipping Upsala Glacier iceberg.

This Iceberg was “calved” by Argentina’s Uppsala glacier. While we were passing by it with a catamaran, the huge berg lost a part of itself (look at the right side sinking) and then flipped over with a huge roar. In the process of melting this happens all the time, but it is seldom that it is captured on video WHEN it happens…
March 2012…

Below is osibaruch‘s video of the Upsala Glacier iceberg posted on YouTube last March 27th.

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