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Incredible moment huge slabs of ice from Alaska glacier smash into the sea and cause a giant wave

Incredible moment huge slabs of ice from Alaska glacier smash into the sea and cause a giant wave

  • Massive shards of ice were seen falling from the Chenega Glacier in Alaska and crashing into the icy water
  • Photography tour witnessed the moment the ice dropped from the active glacier near Prince William Sound
  • As birds began to fly away, an avalanche of ice suddenly crashed into the ocean creating a huge bow wave

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Huge pieces of ice fell from an active glacier in Alaska and crashed into the sea, sending birds fleeing and a creating a huge wave. 

Chenega Glacier shed the massive shards into the sea last month as tourists went on a tour around at Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Small pieces began to fall which escalated into larger and larger pieces falling off the glacier.

With birds fleeing, an avalanche of ice suddenly crashed into the ocean creating a huge bow wave effect.

The moment an active glacier shed huge pieces of ice in Alaska, sending birds scrambling to escape and creating a huge bow wave effect 

Photographer Chris Bray was conducting a photography tour when they were observing the Chenega Glacier on August 16

Photographer Chris Bray was conducting a photography tour when they were observing the Chenega Glacier on August 16

A huge was was created by the massive slabs of ice falling into the ocean around Prince William Sound, Alaska

A huge was was created by the massive slabs of ice falling into the ocean around Prince William Sound, Alaska

Chris Bray was out conducting a photography tour when they were observing the Chenega Glacier on August 16.

The peaceful scene was perfect for some landscape shots but Bray was focused in and recording the glacier when the loud cracking noise began. 

Bray said: ‘I had been filming this section for a while that looked particularly active and had just given up and lowered my camera when suddenly a small piece started to fall.

‘It was amazing to see the ice splintering as it hit the rocks and the huge shockwave created in the water and all the seagulls taking flight.

As the shards of ice dropping from the Chenega Glacier got bigger, birds fled the area and a wave was created by the descending ice

As the shards of ice dropping from the Chenega Glacier got bigger, birds fled the area and a wave was created by the descending ice

‘There’s no sound on the video, but the explosive force was so loud that I could feel it in my chest.

‘When I started filming, I expected it was only going to be that first small piece of ice falling, but as I kept filming, I couldn’t believe it when the entire wall of ice in my frame started to come down.

‘I was in a small boat so it was a struggle to hold the camera steady but I really didn’t want to mess up this shot, it was epic.’

The moment the ice collapsed from the active glacier was captured by a photographer who was taking a tour around the area

The moment the ice collapsed from the active glacier was captured by a photographer who was taking a tour around the area

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