As the days pass in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, more videos keep making their way onto the Internet filmed by those experiencing the tragedies first-hand -- be it in a helicopter, on top of a building, or even on the ground. These videos show not only the sheer disaster instantly gripping Japan, but they also serve as examples of how advancements in technology have created a ubiquitous camera eye allowing for so many people to capture and share their experiences with the rest of the world.
Although these grim scenes have an unreal, movie-like feel to them insofar as what we see happening, to know that what you're seeing is reality certainly evokes a myriad of emotions. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live through this shockingly surreal experience. Preempted by my interest in finding all the unique footage I could, below are some of the most devastatingly heart-aching videos captured of the tsunami. Approach with caution as some of the footage may be difficult to watch.