We’ve seen countless videos showing what happens to hot water in cold temperatures. But this photograph by Michael Davies captures it marvellously.
The Ontario-based photographer timed this shot to be painstakingly perfect in -40°C weather. His friend Markus can be seen tossing a thermos of hot tea into the air while bending backwards. The water instantly freezes and the result is a dramatic portrait with the sun beaming out from the centre. The photograph was taken in Pangnirtung in Canada’s High Arctic which sees only two hours of sunlight each day. Davies writes, “Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up.”
Check out the impressive shot below, and visit Davies’ Flickr page for more.