17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Atop the fell at Riisitunturi National Park, in Finland’s frozen north, lie a truly Finnish natural phenomenon: the tykky. Tykky is the delightful Finnish term, or rather an Old Norse loan-word (þykkr), for the ‘thick’ snow and rime which accumulates on tree branches, causing them to bend.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Finland
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Daniel Burton