Shattering Lake Ice captured by Drew LaPointe

The surface of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota is a frozen ice sheet but the water underneath still flows, faster than it freezes, creating this phenomenal effect with sheets of ice cracking and stacking along the shore:

“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 — icing on the cake!”

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~ by Fionnlagh on February 21, 2016.

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