Photo credit: Alexey Trofimov
At first glance, this looks like a surreal frozen landscape that was either computer-generated or made in a movie studio, but they’re real ice formations captured by Alexey Trofimov at Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. According to Alex: “These unique frozen formations are in fact called ice hummocks. The knolls are created in part by pressure that develops gradually and unevenly in the layer of ice that covers Lake Baikal in winter. The physical make-up and temperature of the ice sheet then also become imbalanced, and hence the hummocks form and rise above the frozen surface.” Continue reading for more picures.