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Image of the Day: "Sentinels of the Arctic" --Not Exo-Planet Life

 

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Life on an exo-planet? No,these amazing images were taken near the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can fall as low as -40 degrees Celsius by nature photographer Niccolò Bonfadini who captured the shots during a nine-day camping trip to Finland last January.

"I was blown away by the otherworldly landscape, everything was white as far as the eye could see. Everything was frozen," Bonfadini told Wired.co. "It was incredible to see how ice would form on top of every free surface. Even my snow shoes and fuel bottles would be covered in ice if I left them outside my tent during the night."

"I feel small and vulnerable among the power of nature," he explained to Daily Mail. "During those moments I really feel alive."


Check out his website at http://www.niccolobonfadini.com/

Comments

I'm impelled to inquire as to the scale of these ice structures. And were they growths upon underlying human artifacts? They're spectacular, but their scale and genesis are of interest.

This might be helpful.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/08/frozen-trees-of-arctic-photography-by.html

These Arctic structures are quite remarkable, but it is hard to get an accurate picture of their scale, but I do know that they don't harbor human artifacts in them. What create these wonders of our world? Are they cause by geothermal vents rising from the volcanoes on the ocean floor?

There are no trees in the arctic. Subarctic, below the tree line, perhaps?

The linked article says Finnish Lapland. i.e. these are likely stunted trees.

In Montana they call them snow ghosts. They are trees covered in snow and ice.

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