Ice Falls in Valganna, Italy 

April 22, 2021


Photographer: Michela Meda 
Summary Author: Michela Meda 

The photo above shows the freezing of a small waterfall as observed near Valganna (Varese), Italy, on February 15, 2021. Bitter cold settled in during mid-February throughout most of Europe, ushered in by northeast winds from western Siberia. As a result, nearly all water surfaces froze solid. Note the complex basal structures under the ice stalactites. These formations resulted from the splashing of water drops. The ice sculptures derived from this process are often quite complex as well as beautiful.