Those magnificent images of a large "chunk" of the Greenlandic ice cap breaking up were released on Wednesday. The magnitude of these events are hard to realize when there is nothing to compare it to, but the total amount of ice breaking away is actually 7.4 square kilometers. Or as the photographer James Balog described it:
It was like watching "Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes."
The Greenland ice cap is melting faster than it ever has, raising concerns. The footage, shot in Ilulissat in Greenland, is from James Balog's documentary about the fast melting of the ice cap called "Chasing Ice" and will be released in the UK today.