18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crack of Dawn

This photo features the unique ice formations at a frozen mountain lake. The vegetation on the lake bed, releases methane bubbles which get trapped under the ice. As it is natural ice, there are also many shifts and cracks.

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Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Canada
Copyright: © Carmen Therriault