Frozen Bubbles Suspended Below Abraham Lake

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Abraham Lake has become world famous, especially amongst photographers. The artificial lake, which lies in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, is home to a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface. They’re often referred to as ice bubbles or frozen bubbles.

What causes this to happen? As photographer Fikret Onal explains, “The plants on the lake bed release methane gas and methane gets frozen once coming close enough to much colder lake surface and they keep stacking up below once the weather gets colder and colder during [the] winter season.” (via mymodernmet.com)

Photo by Emmanuel Coupe

Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length
16mm
Aperture
f/13
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
25

Photo by Chip Phillips

Camera
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal Length
24mm
Aperture
f/14
Exposure
1/5s
ISO
100

Photo by Darwin Wiggett


Photo by Chip Phillips


Photo by Darwin Wiggett

Camera
Canon EOS 500D
Focal Length
18mm
Aperture
f/16
Exposure
1/1.25s
ISO
100

Photo by Callum Snape

Camera
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal Length
18mm
Aperture
f/16
Exposure
8s
ISO
100

Photo by Mac Danzig

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Photo by Chip Phillips

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