Pancake ice forms on Lake Ontario during the coldest part of winter shortly after there has been a significant snowfall. The rounded shapes are formed from the floating islands of ice bashing into each other from wave action. The foreground "pancakes" are each a little longer than a metre in length, but it's doubtful they could support much weight. email@example.com
Hi Jones, very nice pictures, thanks for making it possible to see this particular phenomenon,ciao
Nice, now this is really different. Thanks for the education as I had never heard of "pancake ice". I bet they will have yellow sunshine syrup soon? cheers Derek
The yellow syrop came, though stepping on these "pancakes" might prove to be a little sticky! I'd prefer having a wet suit to see the side where they're better cooked. Indy
Interesting photo!!! LIKE
Thanks, Mr. Seiko...This phenomenon is quite unusual because the conditions only come a few days each year. But in the Arctic and Antarctic, pancake ice is often seen. Ciao, Indy
Hi Auggie: Only a few days left when nature is still serving pancakes. Get 'em while they're cold! Thanks for your comments. Best wishes, Indy
Thanks, Auggie, for the correction. I don't know how I managed to mess this one up! Standing corrected, Indy
Hello Indonesia Jones,
I give this a VOTE and LIKE because it's a beautiful natural phenomenon that deserves to be shown!
Thank you, helenka17. I've been enjoying your gallery too - interesting angles of view! Greetings from Canada, Indonesia Jones
sehr schönes Phänomen bei mir im Harz ist das gelegentlich an der Bode auch zu sehen wenn man Glück hat LIKE,Favorit und Bewertet
Vote and Like
Thank you for your vote, NoleDjole! Greetings from Canada, Indonesia Jones
Thank you, bergkristall, for your kindness. The picture just presented itself when I took the photo. Best wishes from Canada, Indonesia Jones
imagem interessante! é a natureza. muito legal. abraço
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Photo taken in Oshawa, ON, Canada
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