The "Icy Finger of Death"
"Heavy snowfalls at the beginning of winter, followed by intense cold snaps, allow heavy crusts of ice layers to gradually build on the pine and birch," says Frozen Planet researcher Fredi Devas.
Aerial view of meltwater lake on Greenland's ice sheet.
Just your typical work day as a Frozen Planet camerawoman. [Justine Evans abseils into a moulin, a gigantic crack in the ice down which meltwater tumbles on the Greenland Ice Sheet.]
Glacial Lake, Friuli-Venezia ...Italy
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Frozen Fact: Polar winds can travel up to 200 MPH. That's near the top speeds in NASCAR races.
Every year thousands of belugas migrate to Cunningham Inlet from hundreds of miles away to have a body scrub in the shallows.
Frozen Fact: The Taiga represents 29 percent of the world's forest cover.