These biologists created a gorgeous film about African glaciers

winterseeker:

Incredible jouney to document ancient ice in the most unlikely of places, the Tropics!

Sadly, these incredible ecosystems are vanishing as the glaciers melt rapidly…but why are they changing, and what are the consequences?

A gripping horror sure to get you off your seat and take action!

Originally posted on Grist:

Chasing Ice launched a new sub-genre of horror films: Watch big beautiful glaciers melt. OK, that might not sound as date-night friendly as a slasher flick, but, hey, if a kid talking to a wagging finger named Tony can be scary, watching the Arctic melt away is downright terrifying. Filmmakers Neil Losin and Nathan Dappen recently joined the field with Snows of the Nile , a visually stunning documentary about the disappearing glaciers in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains (you can watch the trailer  here).

Losin and Dappen brought a twist to their ice-gazing short by focusing on glaciers where you might not expect them: the tropics. The emerging filmmakers, who both have PhDs in biology and star in the film, got some financial help from a Dos Equis promotion. Snows follows their journey to the Rwenzori, with prints of its glaciers from a 1906 expedition in hand. And yes, as compared to the original photos, the…

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