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Incredible Underwater Ice Bubbles Trapped in Canada Lake


The rare phenomenon occurs each winter in the man-made lake, Abraham Lake, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  Bubbles are created as the plants on the lake bed release methane gas, which freezes as it comes closer to the cold lake surface.  That is, until spring comes and the ice starts to thaw.

Photos by Chip Phillips/Rex Features.




Images of the ice on the lake cracking, forming amazing patterns.






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29 responses

  1. It’s something I have never seen before !!!!! It’s just beautiful

    May 10, 2014 at 05:57

  2. Reblogged this on jessicaholliland and commented:
    I love how nature can still surprise us

    February 22, 2014 at 00:28

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  4. Just awesome and incredible. This bubble trapped in the lake seems like fake and draw by someone. The nature shows us just his greatness, i think. Thank you for sharing this pictures. Bye.

    November 8, 2013 at 17:34

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  10. wow, most amazing!

    July 31, 2013 at 06:48

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    July 31, 2013 at 06:04

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  15. Reblogged this on welcome to wanderlust.

    July 15, 2013 at 22:18

  16. Reblogged this on Ho-Hey and commented:
    ackk this is so beautiful

    July 9, 2013 at 12:47

  17. fantastic

    July 8, 2013 at 02:26

  18. Reblogged this on girlinterruptedtoo and commented:

    July 7, 2013 at 03:39

  19. this is amazing!! thank you! :)

    July 6, 2013 at 17:28

  20. Awesome !!!!

    July 6, 2013 at 12:26

  21. These are gorgeous.

    July 6, 2013 at 12:18

  22. Hanno Phenn

    An artist spends houses to create such structures ad Nature in a blink of an Eye.

    July 6, 2013 at 05:40

  23. Reblogged this on barbsburnttree and commented:
    This was new to me! How beautiful….I just want to share it!

    July 6, 2013 at 04:40

  24. Reblogged this on Paranóias and commented:
    Já conhecia o fenómeno, mas partilho, uma vez mais. :D

    July 6, 2013 at 01:34

  25. Thats truly a wonderful natural phenomenon. Thanks :)

    July 6, 2013 at 01:18

  26. I would never have believed that methane gas could create such beauty, yet the world is often showered with wonderful surprises… Thanks for sharing with us!

    July 6, 2013 at 00:24

  27. Terrrific!

    July 5, 2013 at 23:55

  28. Sweet

    July 5, 2013 at 23:32

  29. Incredible, thanks for sharing…

    July 5, 2013 at 23:22

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