Ice Trumpets on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Nov. 27, 2012
The Kananaskis River is a beautiful, steep mountain stream. It is regulated for hydro-power production, with water levels varying up to 1 m (~3 ft) each day. As the water level drops, ice is left stranded at higher levels, and this combined with some melting on warm days, creates some beautiful and peculiar ice formations. In November 2012, MSc students Vincent and Stefan came across these beautiful trumpet-shaped ice formations and captured this beautiful photo.
(Photo by Vincent McFarlane: Canon PowerShot SD4500, f/5, ISO – 250, FL 27mm, 1/250 sec. exposure duration)