Frozen water takes many shapes. There’s more than just beauty and oddity here, there are secrets. Each piece of snow and ice has an origin story, and as solid as each may seem, they are forever changing.
Surface of lake ice in the Adirondacks, Cascade Lake. Ice depth was approximately 22 inches.
Wind-swept trees on the ridge, covered in rime ice.
Fierce wind and powder snow work together to form sastrugi.
Lovers walking on the white grass.
The camera’s flash captures the snow crystals in a blustery flight.
Fresh snow layered on hoar frost creates this other-worldy scene.
Quite Simply Adirondack.
Quite Simply Canaan.
Frost grows and blooms on a cold window in Lake Placid.
Verglas covers the face of this rock atop a blustery mountain ridge.
Frost Pillars. Ground Frost. Frost Heaves. Whatever the name, it’s hard to take a step for fear of destroying this crystal palace.
Early winter on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Snow comes here first.
Rivers freeze, thaw, and re- freeze. This slab got caught in the mix.
All photos © Verglas Media
Want more ice? Check out our time-lapse of this year’s Saranac Lake Ice Castle under construction!