Watch Top Aerial Views of Icebergs and Glaciers

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Ice Ballet - Ilulissat, Greenland - 4K

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Virtually all of Greenland's towns are located on its western coastline.  One of these is Ilulissat.  With a population of about 4,500, it's the largest town in the Avannaata region, which covers the northern part of the island's western coast.  In this stunning drone video by inva+sla, you'll get a bird's eye view of the extensive iceberg population which inhabit the waters off of the coast near the town.  The icebergs are produced by Greenland's massive ice sheet, the world's largest outside of the poles. 

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Glaciers and Icebergs from Above

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Glaciers and icebergs are some of the world's largest natural wonders and drone pilots have been traveling to the ends of the earth to capture them from the the sky. AirVuz created this video compilation of the best glacier and iceberg drone footage. The ilulissat icefjord in Greenland is a massive group of icebergs that have calved off one of the most active glaciers in the world. Polars bears and other wildlife can be seen via drone roaming the arctic icebergs in a Canadian province. The Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Iceland is filled with icebergs from the surrounding glaciers and is one of the country's most visited and droned locations.

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Ilulissat Icefjord - GREENLAND | 4K Drone Footage

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Rasmus H-P used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this stunning video of Ilulissat Icefjord on the west coast of Greenland.  The fjord is created by Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the largest on this massive North Atlantic island.  The glacier, which is the most productive in the Western Hemisphere, annually produces 35 billion tons of icebergs which float out through Ilulissat.  The fjord and the glacier have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

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Pia Glacier

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The Pia Glacier runs along the Chilean side of the strait on the Beagle Channel, a strait which runs parallel to the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia.  In this stunning drone video, top contributor Fabio Knoll flew his drone over this magnificent ice formation, giving us a magnificent bird's eye view of the glacier's amazing texture.  The glaciers of Patagonia are some of the most spectacular in the world; a number are the world's biggest outside of the polar ice caps.  

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KONKORDIA (Switzerland)

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Filmed with a DJI Phantom 4, contributor AirDroner shares his fascinating views of Konkordiaplatz, a UNESCO World Heritage natural site in central Switzerland.  This area is the junction of four large glaciers coming down from the Aletschfirn, the Jungfraufirn, the Ewigschneefäld and the Grüneggfirn.   The most recognized feature of Konkordia is the famous "hut" which is maintained by the Swiss Alpine Club.

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Antarctica, Union Glacier Camp. Mamont Cup Expedition, January 2018

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Contributor Kirillumrikhin traveled from Russia to the Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica, the only part of the seventh continent which is open to tourists.  This magical video, which captures the beauty of this polar land, was chosen as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest.  For a bird's eye view of the world's most mysterious and least-explored continent, this video is hard to beat! This cinematic piece is a Drone Video Awards' Nature & Landscape nominee. 

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Majestic Beast Nanuk

Florian Ledoux

Nunavut is the newest Canadian province, having been carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1999.  It is a vast Arctic land, lightly occupied and bearing greater resemblance to Greenland than Ontario.  Award winning aerial videographer Florian Ledeaux shot this stunning video of a polar bear walking across the icebergs floating in the Arctic Sea.  The video illustrates the fragility of the world's eco-system to continued global warmimg.  

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Patagonia Glacier Perito Moreno

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Contributor The World as Playground used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this marvelous aerial video of one of the world's most unusual glaciers.  It's called the Perito Moreno, and it's located on the Argentina side of Patagonia near the southern tip of South America.  The glacier is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Patagonia, and it's also of interest to scientists: whereas most of the world's glaciers are shrinking, this one is slowly but steadily growing.  

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To the glaciers! Awesome flying in the Alps.

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The Alps Mountains are home to some of the world's most spectacular glaciers as well as its most epic hiking spots.  The temperatures, altitude, and rock formations of this mountain system make them conducive to forming these huge ice sheets that have helped to shape much of the range.  Top contributor Scientik hiked his way into these mountains with his drone, and was able to capture some astounding bird's eye views of glacier heaven. 

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Kayaking in the Arctic - Svartisen glacier with Beyond Limits

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Like most outdoor activities, Kayaking depends on reasonable weather to be enjoyable.  Norway doesn't typically come to mind when one thinks of kayaking spots, but one of the surprising things about northern Norway is that the climate is relatively temperate.  In this video, contributor Zdeno Dvorak uses a drone to show us the joy of paddling a kayak in the area around Svartisen Glaciers in Norway's Nordland County, on the edge of the Arctic Circle.  

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Ludovico Einaudi & Greenpeace "Elegy for the Arctic"

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The creative potential of drones to tell powerful stories is astounding.  In this video, the acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is filmed playing a piano on an iceberg broken off from the Wahlenbergbreen, a glacier on the coast of Svalbard, Norway.  The music video was created to build awareness of global warming and its visible consequences in the Arctic, and was selected as a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.  

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

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Contributor and drone pilot elnaz555 traveled from her native Ontario (Canada) to Iceland to make this amazing drone video of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland.  It's right at the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park, at the head of the  Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.  The lagoon has been the filming locations for many feature movies (including View to a Kill and Batman Begins) and got some additional minor exposure in HBO's Game of Thrones series.  

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ALASKAN GLACIER IN 4K!!!!

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Aialik Glacier drains the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of southern Alaska.  Its characterized by intricate repeating patterns which develop in the mighty ice sheet as it slowly slides into Aialik Bay.  Top contributor CH Drone used a drone to fly over this myterious looking ice and snow formation.  The result is an incredible bird's eye view of one of Alaska's most distinguishing physical features.  

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Glaciers of Ausangate, Peru

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For drone's eye views of massive glaciers in the Andes, look no further than this epic aerial video by contributor Jturner.  He took a five day trek on Ausangate in Peru, whose peak sits 6.4k meters (almost 21k ft), above sea level.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, he was able to capture some incredible footage of the glaciers which cover this mountain near Cusco, one of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere.  Ausangate is the highest peak in the masif known as the Cordillera Vilcanota.

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Drone Flight Through A Glacier

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Top contributor Dronealps created this spectacular video by flying a drone through the Bossons Glacier in the French Alps.  The glacier was formed from the snows of Mt. Blanc, and it flows about 7.5 km (around 4 mi) past the iconic Aiguille du Midi mountain and ends around Chamonix.   This is a flying maneuver not for the faint of heart, as you'll see from the video one wrong turn and the drone would be completely irrecoverable from the vast glacial field.  

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Hubbard Glacier by drone

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Cruise ships have become a popular way to explore Alaska, especially the glaciers which lie along its Pacific coastline.  In this video, Exclusive Aerials flew a drone off of a cruise ship to catch some epic aerial views of Hubbard Glacier.  Hubbard is one of Alaska's most well known glacial formations.  It originates high in some of Alaska's highest mountains in the eastern part of the state and neighboring Yukon, Canada.

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Skiing the Argentiere Glacier Near Chamonix, France

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Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps.  The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough.  In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.

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Kayaking the ice shelf

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As most of the most well known parts of Canada's British Columbia are in the southern part of the province, it's easy to forget just how far north it extends.  A good deal of southern Alaska in the USA lies just west of BC, and the province's northern border is at 60 degrees north latitude.  In this video by Myworldphoto, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the growing activities in northern BC: kayaking on the edges of the extensive glaciers which line much of the northern Pacific coast. 

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Ice World

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