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Plate Tectonics?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 February 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

In my quest to get to the southern breakwater to capture photos of the morning sunrise, I was wondering where all the "creeking" noise that was heard was coming from. When I got to the breakwater, the answer was right in front of me and captured here. The individual ice "plates" were expanding and rubbing against each other and the breakwater, creating the creeking noise; sometimes quite audible! The white flaky stuff on top of the ice plates is the ice that is getting ground up between the plates as they rub against each other.

From the archives........captured January 10, 2010.

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Martine from France

Très jolis dessins formés par la glace.

14 Feb 2018 5:51am

rem_la from Villiers, France

originale cette composition

14 Feb 2018 5:56am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting observation.

14 Feb 2018 5:59am

Ginnie from Netherlands

From one perspective, Steven, this reminds me of what one might see from an airplane over the frozen tundra. You have me wondering about the scale of these plates. Are they the size of a person's foot or much larger?

14 Feb 2018 6:05am

@Ginnie: That "cloudy" triangular piece of ice toward the center is approximately three feet in height.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice idea well realized. Original also

14 Feb 2018 6:10am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle prise de vue
Bonne journée

14 Feb 2018 7:04am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting photo

14 Feb 2018 7:13am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Lovely and quite amazing what ice can create. Great seeing.

14 Feb 2018 7:28am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I see a shell of tortoise, it's serious Doctor ? Phil

14 Feb 2018 9:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

LOL, nice image and nice title !

14 Feb 2018 9:07am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Super graphisme et bien vu la titre ;-)
Bonne journée steven

14 Feb 2018 9:21am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Veryimpressiv !! Beautiful capture of the phenomenom !

14 Feb 2018 9:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'adore une très belle photo !

14 Feb 2018 9:50am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Very graphic catch ! well done !

14 Feb 2018 10:46am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful abstract

14 Feb 2018 10:50am

Marité from France

Ah oui on pourrait imaginer bien autre chose ! Belle photo graphique !
Bonne journée

14 Feb 2018 11:43am

Joëlle from France

Graphique à souhait, bien vu bien pris !

14 Feb 2018 12:05pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh bel effet et traces

14 Feb 2018 1:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Excellent title to illustrate this 'wintery' image!

14 Feb 2018 1:12pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of this naturally created patterns. A fine picture.

14 Feb 2018 1:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a wonderful graphic image. Here when the river gets icy, the chunks push against each other also creating that creaky sound.

14 Feb 2018 2:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel dessin sur la glace et vue quel effet merveilleux superbe captage.

14 Feb 2018 2:26pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful graphisme!

14 Feb 2018 3:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely capture of this..how creative !

14 Feb 2018 3:20pm

willy from Belgium

quel effet merveilleux... Steve

et un excellent titre


14 Feb 2018 4:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that is beautiful! It's probably quite dangerous, too, with all those plates in motion.

14 Feb 2018 5:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Valentine's Day!

14 Feb 2018 6:34pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent view. Excellent capture and details. :)

14 Feb 2018 8:03pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing nature.

14 Feb 2018 8:18pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Merveilleux effet ... )

14 Feb 2018 8:47pm

mac from san sebastian, Spain

Precioso el efecto del hielo

14 Feb 2018 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image. I have heard that noise before and it wasn't good! It is a long story but I had lived in California for a long time and when I moved to Maryland, I did not know that one should not walk on a frozen or what I thought was a frozen lake.

15 Feb 2018 12:18am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice. I remember skating on the lake during very cold weather and the exploding sound as the ice cracked.

15 Feb 2018 12:34am

sherri from Arkansas, United States

that is some serious ice

15 Feb 2018 3:16am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this looks like an aerial view of the English countryside, with irregular lots divided by hedgerows and ancient stone walls.

15 Feb 2018 3:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Mother Nature makes for some great abstract works.

15 Feb 2018 4:36pm

Remus from Portugal

Wonderful abstract and the conversion to black and white was well done.

15 Feb 2018 9:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful view!

15 Feb 2018 9:29pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wonderful, Steven! What a thing to experience! Well captured.!

16 Feb 2018 4:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great title :)

28 Feb 2018 11:54am