Did you know that there was such a thing as a glaciologist? Neither did we. But, apparently, the woman in this photo is a glaciologist who is working with a geologist. The two professionals are examining an ice sample, which was collected from under the frozen surface.
The date of this photo is June 30th, 2015, and it was taken in Germany’s city of Bremerhaven located on the North Sea, just north of Bremen. Ice samples provide scientists with all kinds of information about current and historical conditions. Since a glaciologist is examining this ice sample, perhaps, they can shed light on the climate change situation as well as the climate of the past.
The “Indiana Jones,” “Tomb Raider” and “National Treasure” franchises installed a sense of adventure in hunting down relics. These franchises did a great job of conveying to audiences that not all treasure glitters, but some of them carry important information about a time period. This is the case with these sculptures. These are the works of Soviet sculptor Joseph Chaikov.
It is known that some of Chaikov’s works were exhibited in Paris. However, the collection of sculptures here in this photo was uncovered in Paris during the 2000s. It is estimated that they had been missing for about 50 years.
If it were not for the boats, if you saw this photo, you might have thought it had been taken on some distant and cold planet in another galaxy. Apart from the freezing terrain, the snow on the landscape resembles that of a cozy white blanket. The last thing you might expect to hear is that this photo was taken in northeast China.
You might have at least expected us to say that it was taken in the Arctic or Antarctica. In fact, this photo was taken from Rongcheng, Shandong province, when the nearby sea froze over. And it was taken on January 8, 2021, so not too long ago.
Not only is it impressive the kinds of things that are frozen in times of great climate change, but it is also incredible the kinds of patterns and visuals these frozen landscapes create. What we are looking at here is a frozen lake. During the time of freezing, plants in the lake were frozen over, producing this incredible, lightning-like visual.
What is most amazing about this photo is that it looks like the lightning has been frozen over – frozen in such a way that it seems likely to crack the ice. It is a stunning visual and a rare one too.
There is something so precious and fragile about seeing this frozen pink carnation. First, the bright colors trapped in the ice make the whole photo seem vivid but also dreamy. Second, the frozen flower seems to be perfectly captured in time as it has been captured in all its beauty and fullness.
There is definitely something that hints at “Beauty and the Beast” in this image. Perhaps, if the Beast had this carnation instead – a frozen carnation instead of the rose which kept losing its petals – the Beast wouldn’t have been so grumpy and would have given Belle an easier time. Then, again, we wouldn’t have had a classic Disney film.