Frost Fortress

In my new book dedicated to snowflakes, there is also a section dedicated to frost. Just as there are bizarre snowflakes, frost can take on some very interesting shapes. This image is one of my favourites. Please, view large!

This frost was located around the opening of a cave. This cave was part of an abandoned gold mine, and the humid air inside created beautiful frost formations. The air would cool, becoming supersaturated and depositing all excess water on the first surface encountered. This can generate very elaborate frost formations, and the same location created a huge variety of structures to admire.

Science is fun, isn’t it?

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