Video Of The Week - Iceberg Flip Caught On Tape

By Meera Dolasia on June 4, 2012

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When we read about Icebergs it is usually in association with them melting and turning into a pools of liquid, but these solid chunks of frozen water are also capable of performing quick flips - Something that has been known about, but never caught on camera, until now.

The amazing video captured by a tourist visiting Upsala Glacier that is located inside Argentina's Los Glaciares Park, shows an iceberg suddenly disappearing below the surface of the water and then magically reappearing, creating giant waves and spray around.

According to scientists, icebergs flip because they become unbalanced and collapse after some parts melt. However, since they are still in solid state, they re-emerge almost instantly albeit, in a different shape. This flipping iceberg is part of a 60 kilometer glacier that was once the biggest in South America. However, like others, this one too has been melting at a slow but steady pace of about 200 meters (650 feet), annually.

Resource: Dailymail.co.uk

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  • lexi_cat_33
    lexi_cat_33Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6:42 am
    Like the bottom part come up then the top goes down!¡ i would been like ahh if I was on that boat because i hate ice bergs when i on a crusie.
    • bossboy123
      bossboy123Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm
      holey moley!!!
      • lillytiger2003
        lillytiger2003Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm
        must have been scary to be on that boat
        • blaTuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:20 am
          omg this is so weird/awesome/cool DID I MENTION AWESOME?!?!?
          • SickWednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:54 am
            Weird
            • krish10
              krish10Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm
              Wow!
              • ikyra_marie
                ikyra_marieMonday, March 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm
                cool
                • elsa5101
                  elsa5101Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm
                  That was AWESOME! My teacher showed us this exact same video when we were researching the Titanic, but this video amazes me each time I watch it.
                  • AmieSunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm
                    COOL
                    • blair123
                      blair123Friday, December 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm
                      i am speechless that is so cool awesome and somewhat creepy what if that boat was too close they could all die in a matter of seconds if they were i would now watch it flip that would scare me!!!!!!

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