Brinicles are Cool: Timelapse Footage of the Finger of Death

November 26, 2011

Brinicles are Cool: Timelapse Footage of the Finger of Death

"Brinicles are cool" is exactly what one of my Facebook friend's statuses announced, and, after watching this video, I'd have to agree. Like so many natural phenomena, Brinicles look absolutely supernatural.

This video footage from BBC: Frozen Planet shows a time-lapse of Brinicle formation and its path of destruction. Also called the "finger of death," it is essentially and underwater icicle that forms under extreme temperatures in calm waters.

The amazing moment was captured by Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson who raced against time and battled chance seal interruptions to get the first-ever footage of brinicle formation.

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Via Huffington Post

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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