Offbeat Video

By Federico Cornetto

A drone has captured breath-taking footage of a glacier in Iceland.

Italian photographer Stefano Tiozzo, 33, filmed a series of unique aerial images of the Vatnajökull glacier throughout February 2019,.

PIC FROM Stefano Tiozzo/Caters News

It is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume and has a large core measuring almost a kilometre (0.6 miles) in thickness.

The glacier also displays several ‘tongues’ – parts where the ice stretches from the core into the Icelandic tundra.

PIC FROM Stefano Tiozzo/Caters News

Stefano, who lives in Moscow, Russia, said: “Seeing the glacier from above gives you an idea of it’s sheer size.

“This was the second year in a row that I visited Vatnajökull, which is receding fast due to rising temperatures.

PIC FROM Stefano Tiozzo/Caters News

“This year, I visited some of the same spots and it was very clear that the ice had consumed, leaving big gaps behind.”