The Colossal Ice-Ball of Nuwit Kumungi
Seen here in scale with a 720ft Ship, the Ice-Ball formed near Antarctica over about 5,000 years as a result of freezing winds gradually adding mass to an ice-berg.
The Ball has been losing mass recently due to global warming, and is only 2/3 the size it was in 1980. Scientists estimate that once completely melted by 2050, the oceans will be a uniform 3 inches deeper than they are today.
The Ice-Ball has been used in several films, most notably as Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in the Christopher Reeve movies and for the Ice Castle interiors of Die Another Day.