Natural landscapes: encounter with ice bubbles



This man-made lake, just outside Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains, has become famous for cascading ice bubbles caused by methane. This ice is major SLIPPERY; I took a few nasty tumbles while carefully wandering about, hanging onto my tripod to stay upright. Nikon D90, polarizing filter. (More ice bubble photos here: and

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2 thoughts on “Natural landscapes: encounter with ice bubbles

    • Thanks for the kind comments. It’s always a crap shoot going to Abraham Lake in the winter. Will the lake be clear of snow? Will the ice be in photographable condition? Still, the entire area is great for pictures, so if the lake isn’t good, then something else will be. 🙂

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