Discover and save creative ideas

    Frozen Wave - Lake Huron, Mackinaw City, MI

    • These are HerSolutions

      #Frozen #Tsunami #Wave in #Antarctica - I don't know how this is even possible but it is fantastically #beauitful. #cold #nature #ice #HerSolution

    • Kelly Sloboda

      Frozen in time. Simply stunning "Frozen Tsunami wave" in Antarctica. It's actually caused by compressed ice, but no less impressive.

    • Lynda

      FAKE: Frozen Tsunami wave in Antarctica FACT: The ice in the formation was built up slowly over time, not a snap-frozen wave (which doesn't happen.)

    • Kaitlyn 'Clyde' Warners

      Simply stunning: claimed frozen tsunami wave in Antarctica..most likely blue ice but a frozen wave it truly is not.

    • Dean Kincaid

      mandaflewaway: Frozen tsunami waves in Antarctica caused by earthquakes schwartzica has just informed me: “Blue ice takes a long time to form, if a wave had flash frozen it would be white from the air bubbles in the water.”

    • Mary Evans

      Previous pinner: Frozen tsunami wave. Me: According to Snopes, this photo, and many others like it, were taken at the Antarctic base of Dumont D’Urville in 2002. These frozen waves resulted from melting, not from freezing. Melting has produced the downward-pointing spikes that look like a breaking wave; they are simply icicles. Freshly frozen ice, especially ice that has frozen rapidly, is cloudy and opaque.


      Although people claim that this image (captured in Antarctica) is that of a frozen wave, it's actually a natural phenomenon of blue ice. Blue ice is created when ice bubbles are compressed, light (at the red end of the spectrum) is absorbed and ultimately the trapped air bubbles are squeezed out. Blue ice is easier for explorers to climb (than white ice) because it's much stronger and more stable.

    • J. Misha

      Not a frozen tsunami wave in Antarctica, but blue ice. Never the less, pretty amazing.

    • Livia Filko

      Frozen Tidal Wave In Antarctica

    People also love

    Lake Huron

    Lake Huron

    Ice Volcanoes! On Lake Huron.

    Childhood Memories...Lake Huron

    Lake Huron

    Beautiful Lake Huron

    Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, MI

    Lake Huron

    This photo was taken under the Mackinac Bridge. On the left is Lake Michigan, on the right is Lake Huron.

    Lake Huron

    Lake Huron, ahhhh.......

    Shipwreck in shallow water. Lake Huron.

    Mackinaw City, MI and the Mackinaw Bridge in the background. Love going there!

    Michigan Pastie & Cookie Co. - Mackinaw City, pasties in area...can eat in, take out, or get frozen

    Mackinaw City, MI

    Frozen Lighthouse Stairs

    Frozen Minnehaha Falls >> beautiful!

    Mackinac Bridge in winter. The ice bridge on Lake Huron to the island is solid. The island shuts down for the winter, so those who live their permanently have it hard.

    Fall Waves, St. Joseph Michigan Lighthouse, Michigan

    A view of the frozen, backlit South Haven, Michigan Lighthouse from the end of the breakwater.