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Seen Around (Another) Town: Salmon swimming in a New York City subway station

Seen Around (Another) Town: Salmon swimming in a New York City subway station

Seen Around Town: Shadows and light on the Granville Bridge last night

Seen Around Town: Shadows and light on the Granville Bridge last night

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Documentary Captures Epic Ice Calving Event

From Exposure Labs via YouTube:

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

The scene appears in the award-winning documentary film, Chasing Ice 

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

The story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. 

If you haven’t see the doc yet, it’s a beautiful and powerful must-see. Watch it, then get your friends and fam and community to do the same.

I hope the whole world does.

Seen around town: Fall colours take over the sidewalk

Seen around town: Fall colours take over the sidewalk

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street

The sun setting from the peak of Mount Maxwell on Saltspring Island last weekend. The island is a short ferry ride away from Vancouver and so worth a visit.

The sun setting from the peak of Mount Maxwell on Saltspring Island last weekend. The island is a short ferry ride away from Vancouver and so worth a visit.

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Seen around town: Bird houses and trees on False Creek’s Habitat Island

Seen around town: Bird houses and trees on False Creek’s Habitat Island

Seen around town: riding the sunset at English Bay

Seen around town: riding the sunset at English Bay