Crikey, have you ever seen Arctic ice flowers before? It’s a phenomenon that I find totally irresistible to look at. Those flowers are a real thing and pretty common in the Arctic climate. They are basically ice crystals that form in the frigid air above the ocean surface. I read that for them to form the air must be -7.6 degrees Fahrenheit, with calm winds so the flowers don’t blow away. They usually survive no longer than two weeks, so there are only a lucky few that had a chance to capture them in their full glory. Nature never ceases to amaze me. Aren't they pretty? xo
P.S: Also, this butterfly tree, and where the Baltic Sea and the North Sea meet.
P.P.S: Plus this little hidden gem in Bosnia.
(Photos by Matthian Wietz, Stefan Hefele and via Deep Sea News, Neatorama)