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BTS of First Documented Drone Flight into Stunning Alaskan Ice Caves

By Hanssie on March 25th 2014

Due to human activity, scientists agree that the earth is warming. This change in climate is causing glaciers to melt much quicker than normal. As the temperature rises and the ice melts, they form ice caves. Though sad to see the deterioration of nature in such a way, its carved beauty is a sight to behold, and now we can see it thanks to a video by Firefight Films.



In the first documented drone flight through ice caves, the company used a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition on the DSLR Pros DJI Phantom to give us a spectacular view into the mountainous terrain of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier. Titled, “Bigger Than Life,” because, truly they are, as words do not do justice to the beauty of the towering crystalized water.

Check Out the Stunning Video Below

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See How They Made It With This Behind the Scenes Video:

via @Gizmodo

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Matt Molloy

    What an amazing place!

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  2. Paul Muirhead

    I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska, and here are several inspiring reasons to make me want to go even more.

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    • Jacob Jexmark

      Alaska seems like such an awesome place. A bit far for me (Southern Sweden) however there are flights from Copenhagen (40 minutes away) to Svalbard for as little as 150 euros. Currently planning a trip there within 12 months.

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