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This Graceful Flight Reveals the Gnarled Reality of Antarctica

Antarctica looks amazing from space—but this video shows that its gnarled canyons and caves look equally impressive close-up, too.

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Shot in Antarctica last November by Enrico Sacchetti from a drone helicopter for the Italian Science Foundation to document its research, the video shows the rugged surface of ice, shaped and distorted by glacial activity and extreme weather. It looks sensational—but it's quite nice to watch it from the comfort of a warm armchair. [Enrico Sacchetti]

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The majestic music is nice, but it seems at odds with the reality of actually being there. Antarctica would kill you real quick, man.