Tag: winter

Jan 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: Lake Superior’s Fortress of Solitude

Picture of the Day: Lake Superior’s Fortress of Solitude

LAKE SUPERIOR’S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Photograph via Dirtyflowerz on reddit In this amazing capture we see the frozen shores of Lake Superior awash with giant chunks of ice that look eerily similar to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Unfortunately there is not much information available about the exact location this picture was taken…

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Jan 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The ‘Wind Chilled’ City

Picture of the Day: The ‘Wind Chilled’ City

THE ‘WIND CHILLED’ CITY Photograph by Hank Cain In this aerial photograph by pilot Hank Cain, we see the beautiful Chicago skyline below on a chilly morning on January 7, 2014. The photo was taken with Hank’s iPhone and the image has quickly spread online in the last few days. If you…

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Jan 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Frigid Falls

Picture of the Day: Frigid Falls

FRIGID FALLS Photograph by Shaheen Karolia In this beautiful capture we see the famous Niagara Falls on a frosty winter day. The photograph, by Shaheen Karolia, was taken on January 2nd, 2014. According to FriendlyForecast, the weather that day was between -10 and -15 degrees Celsius (14 – 5 degrees Fahrenheit). The…

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Jan 6, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Frost Forest

Picture of the Day: The Frost Forest

THE FROST FOREST Photograph by exploreroftheworld on reddit In this random capture by reddit user exploreroftheworld, we see frost on a window that looks like a miniature forest of evergreen trees. The image was taken from the user’s apartment in Montreal, Canada, with his iPhone. This frosty winter has certainly created its…

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Sep 11, 2013

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Photograph by TOM GILL Blog | Flickr | Google+ Located on Lake Michigan is the St. Joseph North Pier (google maps), which features two lighthouses (‘Outer’ and ‘Inner’) that were both built over a century ago. When the wind picks up during Michigan’s frosty winter months, large waves crash upon the pier and lighthouses,…

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Mar 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: Winter Tree

Picture of the Day: Winter Tree

WINTER TREE Photograph by Kim Schou on 500px In this beautiful capture by Kim Schou, we see a leafless tree in Vesterborg, Denmark, withstanding the cold of winter in Scandinavia. Like animals that hibernate, trees go through a similar process called dormancy. During dormancy, things like metabolism, energy consumption and growth all…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Nov 9, 2012

Picture of the Day: Snowmobiling the Norway-Sweden Border

Picture of the Day: Snowmobiling the Norway-Sweden Border

SNOWMOBILING THE NORWAY-SWEDEN BORDER Photograph by haqbar on Reddit In this incredible photograph by haqbar on Reddit, we see a rider preparing to snowmobile across a section of the Norway-Sweden border. The 1,200 pixel tall image is reminiscent of the popular ‘wait for it‘ pic. The photo above was taken in February…

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Nov 29, 2011

Hotel de Glace: North America’s Only Ice Hotel

Hotel de Glace: North America’s Only Ice Hotel

Photograph by Xavier Dachez © Xdachez.com Located only 10 minutes from downtown Quebec City, Canada, the Hotel de Glace is America’s only ice hotel entirely made of ice and snow. Using over 500 tons of ice and 15,000 tons of snow, the 32,000 square foot (2,973 sq m) ice hotel is a truly…

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