It looks like something from a Hollywood movie, but this time, it was for real! One lucky tourist was on a boat tour at the Upsala Glacier in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, and captured this incredible video of an iceberg slowly emerged from the ocean, sending a torrent of water rushing down its side and flipping over.
Writing on YouTube under the name “osibaruch”, the tourist who captured this amazing footage said, “while we were passing by on a catamaran, the huge berg lost a part of itself (look at the right side sinking) and then flipped over with a huge roar. In the process of melting this happens all the time, but it is seldom that it is captured on video WHEN it happens…”
The BBC reported that the Upsala Glacier, once the largest in South America and stretching over 60km, has been disappearing at the rate of nearly 200 metres a year.
Excursions and tours to the area are popular among holidaymakers visiting the southern region of Argentina.
Watch the video here.