February 21, 2016

Something Wonderful: Lake Superior Ice Stacking (Feb. 13, 2016)

"Lake Superior put on a dramatic show with her recent ice in Duluth, Minnesota.

While shooting in Canal Park, I noticed the ice had pulled away from shore and felt the breeze at my back. I anticipated there would be some ice stacking as the massive sheets of ice met the rugged shorelines, so I headed to Brighton Beach. The big lake did not disappoint! The seemingly endless ice sheets broke into large plates and stacked on shore, sounding much like breaking glass. The ice thickness ranged from about 1/4" to about 3" thick. The sights and sounds were incredible! As the water became exposed, the sea smoke was whisked across the surface by the breeze. The sparkles visible in some segments were from the sun gilding the frost flowers that had formed on top of the new ice overnight...."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 21, 2016 1:16 PM
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Wind, water, and temperature changes produce Nature's extravaganza. Good show!

Posted by: Jimmy J. at February 21, 2016 7:21 PM