“Brinicle” – The ice finger of death was etched in Antarctica
In case you didn’t already know, which you probably didn’t, a “brinicole” is a natural phenomenon that can often be observed in extremely cold areas around the world.
It’s essentially a snow tornado that, instead of pulling you into it, turns everything it touches into ice.
For the most part, they form around areas where the water temperature is below -1.9°C, while the air itself is around -20°C. This contrast brings out the icy finger of death, blurring everything in his eyes.
Surprisingly, while this event itself is pretty rare, we don’t actually have a lot of footage of them, as they’re gone in less than five or six hours and are pretty much untraceable unless specifically targeting areas where they’ve already been shown. emerge from.
This is exactly what cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson did for their BBC One series Frozen Planet.
That’s right, they ventured to Little Razorback Island, near Antarctica’s Ross Archipelago, essentially putting their lives in danger by venturing into the cold ice landscapes where more brinicles had been reported.
Fortunately, they weren’t injured, quite the contrary, as their mission turned out to be a complete and utter success in capturing the next pickle on camera.
The video itself shows how impressive one of these natural phenomena is, and as you can see for yourself, it shows how deadly mother nature really is at the end of the day.