As the temperature in the loaded snow crusts dwindles at various points they glow in the prettiest shade of turquoise.
Earth plays razor shoot up with the sky when ice crystals are suspended into air from the ground in extreme cold conditions. The ice crystals have no preferences and react with every light source that’s there to produce this most enthralling natural phenomenon.
The ice formations got their name from their appearance as beautiful little priests bent forward in prayer, these snow pointers are formed when water vapours move in direction of the sun, and freezing thus.
Sun or moon rays when refracted from atmospheric ice crystals, form ice halos that resemble a fire rainbow.
A song of ice and fire. These protruding snow pillars are a result of the hot inside fighting the cold outside.
Blood Falls, in East Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys, looks like slowly pouring scarlet-red blood, staining snowy white Taylor Glacier and Lake Bonney below.
The trickling crimson liquid isn’t blood, however. Nor is it water dyed by red algae, as early Antarctica pioneers first speculated. In fact, the brilliant ochre tint comes from an extremely salty sub-glacial lake, explains Quora user Aditya Bhardwaj.
About two million years ago, a hyper-saline body of water became trapped beneath Taylor Glacier, isolated from light, oxygen and heat. As the saltwater trickles through a fissure in the glacier, it reacts with the oxygen in the air to create this spectacular, rust-hued cascade.