11 posts tagged Ice
11 posts tagged Ice
This awesome video, entitled Fishing Under Ice, was filmed underwater at Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland, where the stars stood upside-down on the underwater surface of the ice and mimicked fishing while cleverly using air in place of water. Watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.
According to a commenter on reddit, the divers were able to do this by wearing drysuits, which are insulated with air. That way their buoyancy became the analogue to gravity and they just oriented themselves to stand on the ice.
The video is absolutely beautiful and it feels as though you’re watching something taking place on a different world, particularly when you see their exhalations fall downwards. They clearly had a lot of fun filming this.
Alrighty, it’s time for another Geyser of Awesome field trip! Next stop: China, for the 29th annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival:
“In the far northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the city of Harbin turns into a winter wonderland as sculptors from all of the world descend upon the city to transform ice blocks from the nearby Songhua River into amazing palaces, pyramids and mystical figures. Named by National Geographic as one of the Best Winter Trips you could take in 2013, the Harbin Ice Festival is a feast for the eyes, especially at night when the ice sculptures come alive through LED lights.”
It looks and sounds awesome. Who’s coming with us?
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Here’s an activity guaranteed to keep you busy on a wintry day: Build an awesome rainbow igloo in your own backyard!
“Thanks to an ingenious mother from Edmonton it’s quite possible nobody will every build a plain white igloo again. The adventure began with a kernel of an idea from Brigid Burton, whose daughter Kathleen Starrie and boyfriend Daniel Gray, an engineering student, were coming for a winter visit from New Zealand. Wanting to “keep him occupied” during the frigid winter days that often dip down to -25 °F (-31 °C), last October she began filling paper cartons with colored water and setting them outside to form translucent ice bricks. She hoped Gray’s engineering skills would do the rest. Like a total champ he accepted the challenge and with the help of additional family and neighbors the team spent nearly 150 hours fitting the 500 ice bricks into place. After completion the raingbow igloo was so visually striking the local news showed up to do a feature on it.”
Bill Linn was fortunate enough to spot this awesome AT-AT ice sculpture with his own eyes somewhere in the wilds of Bend, Oregon. It was made with a chisel and a chainsaw. We must to confess that one of our first thoughts upon seeing it was wondering who could we triple-dog-dare to try to stick their tongue to it.
These photos feel like a glimpse into the frozen world of Narnia while it was under the thrall of the White Witch. The original site where these images were found is in Russian, but if Google translate is at least partially right, this was winter snow that began to melt and then flash-froze into these awesome shapes.
Odds are most of us are familiar with icicles, but how many of you have ever seen a stopcicle?