VIDEO: Ice tsunami

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The sheer magnitude of nature in transition is a spectacular show.

Filmmakers Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski recorded the historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in western Greenland. It resembled a crashing ocean wave, but on a scale the size of lower Manhattan island.

The calving event lasted for 75 minutes as the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face 3 miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300 to 400 feet above water and the rest below water, according to “Chasing Ice,” the documentary from which this clip came. It won the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Nature Programming.