18 Stunning Photographs of Frozen Lakes, Rivers & Oceans

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Water has the potential to create some truly spectacular photographs, you just have to look at these incredible photos of Busan's city skyline in South Korea to see that. But what about when the cold weather sets in and that water freezes over? not only does it completely transform the look of the landscape but it also creates some incredible patterns.

Sometimes random patterns and shards of ice form, other times geometric patterns appear that look so perfect it's hard to believe they formed naturally. One of our favourite spectacles is the ice bubbles the form underneath the frozen Abraham Lake in Canada.

It is caused by animals, plants and bacteria underneath the surface that give off methane when they metabolise their food. Here are 18 stunning photographs of frozen lakes, rivers and oceans from around the world.

1. Abraham Lake, Canada

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Photo via Emmanuel Coupe

2. Bubbles under Abraham Lake, Canada

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Photo via Phillips Chip

3. Frost flowers in the Arctic Ocean

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Photo via Matthias Wietz

4. Baikal Lake, Russia

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Photo via Daniel Kordan

6. Blue Pond, Japan

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Photo via Kent Shiraishi

7. Belmeken Lake, Rila National Park, Bulgaria

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Photo via Simeon Simeonov

8. Lake Abraham, Alberta, Canada

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Photo via Robert Scott

9. Lake Druzhby, Antartica

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Photo via Stu Shaw

10. Frozen pond with an amazing pattern

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Photo via Adam Rifkin

11. Amazing Geometric pattern on a pond in Southern Oregon, USA

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Photo via imgur.com

12. Emerald Ice On Baikal Lake, Russia

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Photo via Alexey Trofimov

13. Ice Rider In Siberia, Russia

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Photo via Matthieu Paley

14. Lake Michigan In Chicago, USA

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Photo via Krzysztof Hanusiak

15. Nothern Baikal, Russia

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Photo via Alexey Trofimov

16. Pond in Switzerland

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Photo via imgur.com

h/t boredpanda