Archive - Heart-Shaped Opening of a Michigan Ice Cave

February 12, 2022

6a0105371bb32c970b01b8d198bba7970cEvery weekend we present a notable item from our archives.

This EPOD was originally published on February 12, 2016.

Photographer: Greg Raniszewski
Summary Authors: Greg Raniszewski; Jim Foster

This cold but true blue heart was photographed from the inside of one of the ice caves near Grand Island, Michigan. The cleverly composed opening is outlined by the cave's sculpted (by melting) ceiling and is fringed by altocumulus clouds. Ice caves form when lake water, in this case Lake Superior, freezes over. Big waves breaking ashore and a long cold spell are the primary ingredients for ice cave formation. Photo taken in February 2014.

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