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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The last of my "Alien" series. I love how the icicles here really contrast against the sand formations. Somewhat resembles a monster with his mouth wide open to show off his pearly whites.

Got a big surprise Wednesday night during the NBC 5/WMAQ weather forecast with Brant Miller who has a "Weather Photos" segment after he completes his weather forecast where he showcases photos sent in to him. I actually e-mailed him to inquire if he could explain what phenomenon takes place to create these sand/ice formations. I still had to check my e-mail inbox to see if there was a response when he showcased one of my "alien" photos from the website links I provided!

The photo will also be in the Wednesday Chicago Sun-Times weather section. :-)

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Céline from New York City, United States

Getting closer every day : )

28 Jan 2010 6:04am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Grrrrr, this thing could swallow you whole.
This has been an incredible and very interesting series.
The coloring from the sand gives an entirely different character to the formations.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your images making the weather report and in the Chicago Times.
Enjoy your moments of fame.

28 Jan 2010 6:19am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This shot is outstanding. Marvelous that you are being printed in the paper and TV. This work is definitely worthy....they are lucky to have your contribution to their news stories !!!

28 Jan 2010 6:31am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good detail. its amazing

28 Jan 2010 6:32am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

From 15 seconds of fame to being in print, congrats!

28 Jan 2010 10:42am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful series, Steven..

28 Jan 2010 10:51am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful and good photo, really well.

28 Jan 2010 11:05am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A monster, indeed! Congrats on your media success! :-)

28 Jan 2010 12:51pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium


28 Jan 2010 1:50pm

Raul from Elmhurst, United States

Awesome work! Congratulations!!

28 Jan 2010 1:51pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent image . Great compo .

28 Jan 2010 4:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent POV. Wonderful formations. Neat tones.

28 Jan 2010 4:07pm

Heather J. Woodland from Ayr ON, Canada

Love those ice formations!

28 Jan 2010 4:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That thing looks vicious! What a wonderful series.

28 Jan 2010 5:23pm

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

It's like an inside out cave, very cool.

28 Jan 2010 6:19pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Congrats on being featured! That's exciting. I have liked your series, and this one perhaps best of all. Great imagination to go with the image.

28 Jan 2010 6:44pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Into the dragon's mouth! Excellent Steven, you make me want to go see these crazy things myself!

28 Jan 2010 10:42pm

@Self-Indulgence: Unfortunately these aliens might be gone by now. These photos were captured on January 10th and you may recall the heat wave we had for a while last week. :-)

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

It looks like a scary mouth. Nice image and deatals.

28 Jan 2010 11:32pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

very nice.

29 Jan 2010 12:26am

farmermarn from Baltimore, United States

That is REALLY frickin' cool!

29 Jan 2010 1:55am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

another great shot! these formations are so interesting and strange. nice job capturing them!

29 Jan 2010 3:06am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

really amazing

29 Jan 2010 1:34pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's been amazing stuff... Given the winter conditions I don't think I want to see these in person either...

31 Jan 2010 2:59am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Cool formations. A bit scary. Great that your photos end up in the media. Congratulations!

31 Jan 2010 8:50am