Breathtaking Images of Frozen Waves

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Image: Tony Travouillon

All images by Tony Travouillon were taken at the Antarctic base of Dumont D’Urville

Though spring is going by fast, there are certain parts of the world that are covered by snow and ice even during the summer months. In fact, it is so cold that even waves seem to freeze in midair…


Image: Tony Travouillon

But can waves freeze over as word on the intertubes would have us believe? Sorry folks, if you’ve thought ‘yes’ then you’ve fallen prey to an urban myth.

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Care to surf this wave?

Frozen waves are actually formed over time in a process called glaciation. Yup, they are nothing but beautifully shaped glaciers found all over the world – the polar regions of course but also in the mountain ranges of every continent, even in the tropics.

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