The Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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The Wonders of Ice Crystals

Last Friday my wife and I walked through deep snow down to our favourite spot at the Arrow Lakes. Biene wanted to collect a few more stones for her rock painting, while I was more interested in taking a few more pictures.  From trudging through the snow and perhaps from the aftereffects of a bad cold, I felt so exhausted that I had to sit down at the edge of the forest. When I had sufficiently recovered, I looked at the surrounding walls of snow and discovered the wonderful world of ice crystals, which had formed in the process of alternate melting and freezing. Thus, thanks to my state of exhaustion, I discovered something I would have otherwise overlooked. How many different creatures can you see in these macro images? Enjoy.

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34 comments

  1. Steve Schwartzman · March 4

    I see a duck or similar bird in the sixth picture, and a sad bird on the right side of the seventh.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 5

      The duck seems to be the dominant creature in this ice collection. Thanks for coming by, Steve!

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · March 4

    1) a cow on its hind legs eating something higher up
    2) /a turtle
    3) a little lamb
    4) two dinosaurs, the right one clearly a Tyrannosaurus Rex
    5) ???
    6) the same from another angle??
    7) a duck
    8) to the left a sad frog, to the right a bird shaking its head so that water drops fly around.
    There is nothing so bad that it is not good for something …. o.k., not everything is …

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  3. The Cedar Journal · March 4

    These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. Robert Parker · March 4

    Beautiful job with these closeups! Even though I’m eager for spring, it’s a real pleasure to see these wonderful ice shots.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 5

      I am eager to see spring too, but the discovery of these ice creatures is a little bit of a consolation.

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      • kopfundgestalt · March 6

        Spring seems to be already here… the last 2 days it has been raining but the days before were marvelous.

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  5. Amy · March 4

    Amazing! I see turtle, ducks, some birds, and some dogs. I hope you are feeling better!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 5

      With all the animals that people see I cound open a zoo here at the Arrow Lakes. Thank you for the kind compliment!

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      • Amy · March 6

        It’s like looking at clouds or ink blots. We all bring our own experiences to what we see.

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  6. Su Leslie · March 4

    Wow. Nature is so amazing, as is our ability to see the familiar in the unknown.

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  7. Ulli · March 4

    So zart und schön.
    Ich sehe Enten 😉
    Liebe Grüße
    Ulli

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  8. Pure Glory · March 4

    The beauty found in the ordinary is extraordinary! Thanks for sharing, Peter!

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  9. shoreacres · March 4

    In every photo, it’s the clarity of the ice that I find especially pleasing. As for figures, I see a turtle in the second, and a duck in the next-to-last, and a child running down a path with clutched schoolbooks just above the ‘duck.’

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  10. Peter, Oh I see so many animals…. first pic a dog, second pic a turtle, and all the others many kind of different animals like birds and ducks. This actually a lot fun , your images.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 5

      Indeed the ice creations have so many creatures that one sees more every time you look at them. Thanks you, Cornelia!

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  11. Ruth · March 4

    Your ice crystals are gorgeous, Peter.

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  12. Ann Coleman · March 5

    Those ice cubes look amazing! Great photos, Peter!

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  13. kopfundgestalt · March 5

    Beautiful, Peter!

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  14. Ankur Mithal · March 16

    Fascinating. Feel like a child looking at these images and trying to imagine animal shapes 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · March 16

      The macros sparked your child-like imagination, Ankur. Thank you for your kind comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. sidran · March 20

    Wonderful images! I see a lot of animals and joy here.

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