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Scott Kroeker
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p.1 #1 · Have you ever seen this?


The other day I discovered these perfectly round floating ice circles. The one in the foreground was at least 3 meters (9ft) in diameter. There is a smaller one on the far side of the river. I have never seen this before. There was a 3rd one not in these photos that was smaller yet. They were all slowly rotating in one spot.

Mother nature can really throw us a curve ball from time to time.



















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Dec 22, 2012 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #2 · Have you ever seen this?


That's cool. I've never seen anything like it.

And I like the middle perspective of these three the best.

Thanks for sharing.



Dec 22, 2012 at 06:12 AM
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p.1 #3 · Have you ever seen this?


Never seen that before! Reminds me of Homer Simpson's three-eyed fish. I like the presentation which makes it look perfectly normal.

Phil



Dec 22, 2012 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · Have you ever seen this?


Are you sure this wasn't done by "extraterrestrial" beings

very cool find!

Jason



Dec 22, 2012 at 06:30 AM
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p.1 #5 · Have you ever seen this?


Hey Scott,

That is so weird. I have never seen anything like that before either. #2 is my favorite of the group.

Jim



Dec 22, 2012 at 07:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · Have you ever seen this?


Very cool find indeed, Scott. Some sort of freakish phenomena. Third is my top pick.

Cheers,
Ed



Dec 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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p.1 #7 · Have you ever seen this?


Interesting find Scott! I think you were witness to a somewhat rare natural phenomenon. There are other images like it on the internet, if you search for floating ice circles.


Dec 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · Have you ever seen this?


Hi Scott,
That is very nice, Three circular ice beautifully floating.. You captured the scene beautifully also.
I like the title of your posting as well ...
-Kee



Dec 22, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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p.1 #9 · Have you ever seen this?


Very interesting. Just guessing here that there is a circular current at each of these locations. I imagine that a leaf could have been captured in each of these spots and as it froze, the circling water froze outward from there, forming the ice circles.


Dec 22, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #10 · Have you ever seen this?


I recall an image and a discussion about these a few years ago, but I don't remember where.

There are a couple of YouTube videos of them. Search for "spinning ice disk".

Art



Dec 22, 2012 at 08:01 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Have you ever seen this?


I just searched for this online and saw a plausible explanation. Someone had commented on an article about these ice circles and said he used to make them when he was younger by throwing stones onto the ice. As it caused the water beneath the ice to ripple it somehow would create these perfect circles. Kind of makes sense if you think about it. Nice shots though I had never seen it before until now.I like #1 and #2.


Dec 22, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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p.1 #12 · Have you ever seen this?


i have heard of and seen images of these before but have never seen one first hand. very cool


Dec 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #13 · Have you ever seen this?


Obviously the work of the devil.

This is a clear sign that the end is near!



Dec 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · Have you ever seen this?


Great images, Scott.
I make it a point to live where the streams DON'T freeze in winter - so I've never seen this before. Fascinating.
My guess is that this section of the stream has circling eddies and- under the right conditions- the circling speed of the water and the rate of its freezing match perfectly for this to happen.
Even if that is true- it's no less enchanting.
Charlie



Dec 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #15 · Have you ever seen this?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_circle


Dec 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #16 · Have you ever seen this?


Thanks for sharing these. I've never seen anything like this. Very interesting and well captured.


Dec 23, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #17 · Have you ever seen this?


That's absolutely nuts. Go nature!


Dec 23, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #18 · Have you ever seen this?


Very cool! I have seen it myself quite a few times but it's been a few years since the last time.


Dec 23, 2012 at 08:50 AM
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p.1 #19 · Have you ever seen this?


Thank you all!

It is amazing at the things you can find in nature.



Dec 23, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #20 · Have you ever seen this?


Not really that mysterious, its a whirlpool.


Dec 28, 2012 at 06:02 AM
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