Just Because It’s Friday…

A cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey it’s Friday!

This week: Frost Flowers blooming over young sea ice in the central artic ocean(photographer Matthias Wietz)

Frost flowers bloom over young sea ice in the central artic ocean - photographer Matthias Wietz, photography, cool picture, inspiration

Frost flowers are ice crystals commonly found growing on young sea ice and thin lake ice in cold, calm conditions. The ice crystals are similar to hoar frost, and are commonly seen to grow in patches around 3–4 cm in diameter. Frost flowers growing on sea ice have extremely high salinities and concentrations of other sea water chemicals and, because of their high surface area, are efficient releasers of these chemicals into the atmosphere. (Wikipedia)

Awesome aren’t they?  Please share and help brighten up someone else’s day!

Like this? Then have a look at some other cool pictures here.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Just Because It’s Friday…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s