Frozen Waves, a Unique Nature Display in Antarctica


We had a few posts here on ice caves and ice hotels and we figured since we started a trend anyway, we should continue with something no less spectacular: ice waves. This unique phenomenon occurs in Antarctica, so if you’re ever in a wild expedition near Earth’s southernmost continent, you may come across it.

According to Slightly Warped, these formations are caused by earthquakes and glaciers. Due to the increasing pressure, the masses of freezing snow are said to “lose all their air”, which leads to beautiful blue compact shapes which happen to resemble ice waves.

We find these snow wave photos absolutely fascinating and will probably keep a mental image of them, use its whenever we think the sea water is too cold for a swim. How would you comment on the captures below?

frozen waves tourism on the edge

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