Tag Archives: winter

Watch as the Frozen Surface of Lake Superior Crashes Endlessly Into Mountains of Glasslike Shards 

A frozen Lake Superior caused a major ice pile-up on the shores of Duluth, Minnesota on February 13th, its solid surface breaking into layers and layers of icy shards that ranged from 1/4″ to 3″ thick. The strangely satisfying scene was filmed by Dawn LaPointe of Radiant Spirit Gallery who captured the icy waves from several different angles from the lake’s coast. Watching the misty phenomena almost makes you appreciate a long winter… almost. (via Twisted Sifter)

ice-1

ice-2

See related posts on Colossal about , , , , .

The Dramatic Frozen Countryside of Belarus Photographed by Alex Ugalnikov 

Fairy winter dawn

Photographer Alex Ugalnikov ventures out into frozen early winter mornings to photograph fields and rivers covered in ice, snow, fuzzy layers of frost in his native Belarus. The clouds of white fog and trees covered in thick ice give the impression of infrared photography, but Ugalnikov tells us that what you see here is extremely close to reality with only minor color enhancements. Some of his best shots are wide panoramas of rivers near his home in Minsk. You can see more photography from the last few years on 35PHOTO and follow him on Instagram. (via Bored Panda)

Frosty winter sunrise

alex-3

alex-4

alex-5

alex-6

alex-7

Foggy winter sunrise

Colorful winter morning

See related posts on Colossal about , , .

Giant Freezing Waves Infused with Ice Slowly Roll in off the Coast of Nantucket 

wave-1
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

wave-1-detail
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

wave-2
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

wave-3
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

wave-4
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

wave-5
Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh

Earlier this week photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh was walking along the coast of Nantucket when he noticed something odd about the waves crashing on shore. The high temperature was 19°F (-7.2°C) and while the waves weren’t completely frozen, they were thick with pieces of ice, much like the consistency of a Slurpee, or an slushy, or an ICEE, or whatever. It’s amazing to see how the ice changes the form and color of the waves, making them seem almost solid. You can see a few more shots over on Stay Wild Magazine. You can follow more of Nimerfroh’s photography on Instagram. (thnx, Amber!)

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan 

DSC_8956 photo by Joshua Nowicki

DSC_8963 photo by Joshua Nowicki

DSC_8983 photo by Joshua Nowicki

DSC_8988 photo by Joshua Nowicki

DSC_9056 photo by Joshua Nowicki

IMG_9048 photo by Joshua Nowicki

While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbled onto a bizarre phenomenon: dozens of small sand towers rising out of the beach, some over a foot tall. The strange layered sand castles are formed when blasts of wind slowly erode layers of frozen sand, much like how a river might slowly create a canyon. Nowicki returned yesterday to shoot more photos, but found that sunny skies were enough to melt them away. You can see more of his photography here. (via EarthSky)

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Wind-Swept Frost Blankets Tree Trunks in a Czech Forest 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photographer Jan Bainar was hiking through the Beskydy Mountains last week, a range that forms the border between Slovakia and the Czech Republic, when he stumbled onto something spectacular. Low temperatures, high winds, and a bit of precipitation caused frost to form on one side of the tree trunks through the entire forest. Any meteorologists want to chime in on this? Is this the same thing as hoar frost or frost flowers? Something different? You can see more of Bainar’s landscape photography over on 500px. Photo courtesy the photographer.

See related posts on Colossal about , , , , .

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze 

vortex-2
Brian Clay

vortex-3
Brian Clay

vortex-1
Pilot Hank Cain courtesy Shawn Reynolds

vortex-5
Aaron Firestein

vortex-4
Brian Clay

vortex-6
Nick Ulivieri

vortex-7
Angie McMonigal

vortex-8
jnhPhoto

vortex-9
Ken Ilio

TMDC-2976
Tommy Moore

vortex-10
Kevin Roche

A quick local news segue, the wintry assault here in Chicago as a result of the Polar Vortex has been bitterly cold and dangerous as temperatures plunged to historic lows over the last 48 hours. Despite the life threatening temperatures, it’s also been strangely beautiful. The landscape, especially along the Lake Michigan shore, has been transformed into an Arctic wonderland the locals are calling CHIBERIA. Here’s a collection of some of the best photos I’ve seen from Chicago’s most intrepid photogs who braved the absurd weather to snap a few amazing photographs. Am I missing any great shots? Get in touch. A huge thanks to all of the photographers for providing images for this post.

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Page 1 of 3123