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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Not exactly a runway you would expect your next top model to come strutting down, as this ice-covered sand strata was quite slick, even for me. The lower photo is a close-up of this creation of nature, which illustrates these layers of sand. How it was created I will probably never figure out, but it was an intriguing find to say the least.

Photo taken January 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 100 26 mm

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is an amazing display of ice work by Mother Nature - great shot!

25 Jan 2010 6:34am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, great detail

25 Jan 2010 6:40am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

This is really an interesting form of nature. thanks for sharing.

25 Jan 2010 11:02am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is just so weird!

25 Jan 2010 1:14pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

If the sand is hard could it be glacial deposits? We are at the end of the road for the glaciers. If that is actually sand.. that you could step on and fall through [provided it's not wet and frozen right now] then maybe it is the result of waves? It's cool looking whatever it is and you got some really good shots of it.

25 Jan 2010 6:29pm

@Self-Indulgence: Falling through was one thing I thought about as I walked up and down the shore on top of these mounds. I thought to myself, "Is it completely solid underneath?" Luckily, I am still here and didn't get eaten by large mounds of quick sand. :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is so cool, exotic even. Super shots of this fascinating find.

25 Jan 2010 7:12pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

It looks like layer upon layer flowed down and got frozen in time.

Hoped you marked the spot, so when thaw starts you can have another shot of this phenomena.

25 Jan 2010 9:29pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Very intriguing formation. I like the way you've pictured it from a distance and close up.

26 Jan 2010 3:16am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Truly fascinating!

26 Jan 2010 6:37pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Amazing! Like layers of stone creating a walkway.

27 Jan 2010 2:38pm