Arctic Ice Flowers

Monday, August 26, 2013

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)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible. They look like snow flakes.

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I would love to see them in person. Now clicking over to your links. Hope you have a wonderful last week of summer!
xo Mary Jo

Diana Mieczan said...

They totally do, Anonymous :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Mary Jo:) You're such a sweetheart!

Lady Grey said...

wow! these are gorgeous! I'd never heard of them before.
Happy Monday, Diana :)
xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Monday, Vanessa:)

meenal@ maison marigold said...

This is unreal!!! how very beautiful..xx meenal

Diana Mieczan said...

Meenal:)

Jana Miller @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering said...

Stunning, amazing!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jana:)

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