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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A water pipe in Duluth is "bled" every year to ensure it doesn't freeze. As the water freezes, it builds this amazing ice geiser, and looks like this if you stuff LED lights down it.

"A water pipe in Duluth is 'bled' every year to ensure it doesn't freeze," Carlsen explains. "As the water freezes, it builds this amazing ice geyser." Carlsen purchased several dozen LED lights, secured them to a rope with duct tape and hung them down the center of the geyser to achieve the lighting in this image. He then captured the shot with a tripod-mounted Nikon D70.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2011
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
Photo Location: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D70
Copyright: © Nathan Carlsen
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