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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  • kuo
    kuoSaturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:25 am
    OMG!
    • angieliang
      angieliangFriday, December 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm
      wat... just. happend.
      • bibliophile
        bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm
        Woah!!!
        • iiiiiiiiWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:43 am
          wow
          • kdances
            kdancesSunday, November 16, 2014 at 11:21 am
            good thing i'm not on a boat right now because if i was i'd prob have some major night mares of the titanic #2 duh duh duhhhh
            • bibliophile
              bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm
              ikr...
            • lopiTuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm
              eww thats just learning about science
              • 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?!?!?

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