Photographer captures amazing photos of frozen bubbles on an Alberta lake
Monday, February 9, 2015, 5:58 PM - Canadian photographer Paul Zizka has captured the beauty of Alberta lakes with a series of photos that have gone viral on Facebook.
The images have been shared tens of thousands of times on social media sites and were recently published by the Guardian newspaper in the UK.
Zizka told CBC's As it Happens that he's seen the bubbles before but his best photos were taken during a recent outing to Lake Minnewanka in Banff.
According to the news agency the bubbles are composed of methane gas, which is a byproduct of decaying matter at the bottom of the lake.
If temperatures get cold enough the flammable material freezes and bubbles form.
"Some years they freeze better than others," Zizka told the CBC.
"This year they seem to have an amazing amount of detail to them."
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