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Images of waves crashing on the Nantucket shore in Massachussetts last week by photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh, who noticed that, while not completely frozen in the -7°C conditions, the sea was thick with ice fragments, causing the waves to move as if they had the consistency of Slushy.

MORE: The Slurpee Waves of Nantucket (Stay Wild Magazine)


The natural phenomenon of light pillars in the night sky above Peterborough Ontario, captured just before 2am by photographer Jay Callaghan.

It’s caused by the reflection of light (in this case, moonlight) from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces.

But you knew that.

Below: the night sky above Laramie, Wyoming by Christoph Geisler, Fort Wainwright, Alaska by Joey Holliday. and a sun pillar in San Francisco [Wikimedia Commons])