THE sun glints off this rare display of “ice eggs” spread along 30 metres of Finland’s Marjaniemi beach on Hailuoto Island.
Amateur photographer Risto Mattila stumbled upon the sight during a stroll and told journalists it was unlike anything he had ever seen. Luckily, he had his camera to hand. The ice balls range from the size of an egg to a football. People flocked to the area, hoping to catch a glimpse before they melted.
Waves are key to the ice structures forming, says Walt Meier at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado. You …
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