Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Frozen Explosion

What you are looking at here is one of the coolest (no pun intended) ice formations that I've ever found along the Lake Superior shoreline.  I decided to call this image "Frozen Explosion" because, well, that's what it looks like to me.  It looks like a bomb went off and then froze.  What actually happened here is there was this large chunk of ice on top of a boulder with a bunch of icicles hanging off the bottom.  Apparently the chunk of ice shifted and tipped over, resulting in all the icicles now sticking out horizontally (well, in all directions really but most of them are NOT hanging downwards anymore).  It is incredibly fascinating.  

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