Lake Superior: Photographer Shares Video Showing Ice Shattering on Frozen Lake in Minnesota


Lake Superior put on a dramatic show with her recent ice in Duluth, Minnesota.This oddly mesmerizing phenomenon was captured by Minnesota based photographer Dawn M. LaPointe

LaPointe’s video features brittle, glasslike sheets of ice that buckle and jostle as they push against the shoreline.

“While shooting in Duluth’s Canal Park, I noticed the ice had pulled away from shore and felt the breeze at my back,” LaPointe writes on Facebook. “I anticipated there would be some ice stacking as the massive sheet of ice met the shorelines, so I headed to Brighton Beach. The big lake did not disappoint!”

During the two-hour shoot, temperatures ranged from -8°F and 3°F and the sheets of ice were about ¼ to three inches thick, she said in a post on Facebook where the video has racked up over 1.2 million views since it was first uploaded on February 13.