Here it is - entry #14 – and I think it’s going to be a tough one to top. Not only have you got big ice here – but this one has wonderful artistic form as well! Many thanks to Gary Beckstead for sending this wonderful photo in to the contest. You’ll find Gary’s description below the photo…
“A group of graduate and undergraduate engineers and scientists were engaged in an effects assessment study led in part by Prof. Bob Newbury, P.Eng. at the University of Manitoba in 1972 into the planned diversion by Manitoba Hydro of the Churchill River into the Nelson River via the Rat and Burntwood rivers.
As a part of the study, a field program was undertaken to gather baseline information along rivers and around lakes involved in the planned project. In the summer of 1972, we were on the Churchill River a short distance upstream of the town of Churchill. The photo was taken along the left (north) bank of the river in an area where remnants of the spring ice were still present. Irregular melting of some of the ice floes resulted in the unique shapes captured in the photo.”
Who’s next? please join in the fun and email me your ‘big ice’ photos to have them included in the contest, too.