Ice torrents

If you’re looking for interesting ice shapes, your best bet seems to be wild waters in spring.

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The spray coats stones and branches and freezes to form fantastical shapes that hang immobile over the rushing stream.

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They’re like a snapshot in time, a sharp contrast to the giddy swirls that surround them. Crouching, like this one, just waiting to melt.

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Or this one, that hangs like a tired caterpillar over a twig. 😀

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The ice drops hang fearless over the abyss, staunch in the onslaught of water.

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The din is deafening. The movement never stops. It’s the same molecules in the frozen pillars and icicles, maelstroms and bubbles, just in different states.

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The dancing froth catches the odd ray of sun, almost too quickly to capture.

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And the river flows on even though the water is no longer the same.

 

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