Tag: ice

Apr 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

GLACIAL WATERFALLS Photograph by KEENPRESS Photography | keenpress.com In this jaw-dropping photograph we see glacial waterfalls cascading into the sea. The photo was taken on or near Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Svalbard represents the northernmost part of Norway, located about midway between…

Read More »

Apr 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

THE BLACK ICEBERG Photograph via Rundboll on Reddit In this rare sighting we see a black iceberg. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia: Most icebergs are white except along freshly calved ice cliffs, which tend to appear blue. Others may appear green, brown or black, or combinations of these colours. These icebergs have…

Read More »

Mar 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA Photograph by Marc Szeglat @ vulkane.net In the incredible photo by Marc Szeglat (taken Sept. 12, 2012), we see a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky Volcano. This stream flows…

Read More »

Mar 21, 2013

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

At the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Maryland, you will find the US Department of Agriculture’s Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM). One of the LT-SEM’s uses is for the study of snow crystals. Hydrologists study photographs of the grain sizes, shapes and associations in relation to passive microwave remote sensing in an…

Read More »

Feb 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD Photograph by Willyyz on Reddit This interesting capture by Redditor Willyyz shows the after-effects of a flood that had passed through this forested area near Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. At first I thought it may have been a reflection but then realized it was…

Read More »

Feb 12, 2013

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs. Each…

Read More »

Jan 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Berg Glacier

Picture of the Day: The Berg Glacier

THE BERG GLACIER Photograph by Jeffrey Pang The Berg Glacier feeds into Berg lake, which is located on the Robson River and within Mount Robson Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake and glacier are at the doorstep of the north face of Mount Robson (3,954m/12,972ft) which is the highest peak…

Read More »