A Glacier in Fast-Forward

Franz Josef Glacier as seen from the valley floor. This 12km-long glacier can be found on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

 Ever wanted to see a glacier flowing in high speed? No? Never really thought about it? Yeah… me neither. And then I saw this video and it totally blew my mind…

Author: Thea Beckman

Domain Eukarya, kingdom Animalia (Metazoa), phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Hominidae, genus Homo, species Homo sapiens, subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens... essentially. I have a Master's Degree in Atmospheric science, which doesn't entitle me to be generous with my opinion, but my sense of self importance does! I love writing, I love science, I love reading, but I'm not nuts about long walks on the beach. Short to medium walks are preferable. This is my blog and I have something important to say: https://whybecausescience.wordpress.com/

3 thoughts on “A Glacier in Fast-Forward”

  1. Pretty awesome that. They once had a microphone on a glacier connected to a phone line. You could call it up and listen to the sound of the ice cracking and moving. Thousands of people called it from all over the world. I remember seeing the list.

    1. How lovely! Dial an elemental! Free relationship advice! Probably not… but I reckon the mind-expanding effect of listening to the Earth literally talking might distract one from one’s problems for a least a few minutes. Thanks for sharing!

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