Frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures…forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found in the frost flowers is much more dense than in the frozen water below it, meaning each flower is essentially a temporary ecosystem, not unlike a coral reef..
Amazing Snow Tunnel / Photographer Michael Zelensky captured this surreal image of the entrance to an amazing snow tunnel. Located under snow fields in the deep ravines at the end of the summer thaw, it extends over a half mile under the snow pack, and close to the nearby Mutnovsky Volcano in southern Kamchatka, Russia.
Picture of the Day: An Illuminated Snow Tunnel in Russia «TwistedSifter
A SEA OF PURPLE IN THE BADLANDS OF UTAH