During The Cold Winter, This Magical Frost Covered Majestic Trees In A Forest

Nature photographer Jan Bainar was hiking through the woods in the Czech Republic one frosty day and came across something extraordinary. The trees in this portion of the Beskydy Mountains, which run the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, all sported an incredible-looking pattern of frost on one side of their trunks.

During The Cold Winter, This Magical Frost Covered Majestic Trees In A Forest
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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This Festival Is Absolutely Must For Your Lifetime!

The Harbin festival is the largest snow and ice festival in the world, and it features carvings towering over 20 feet in height and full-size buildings made from gigantic blocks of ice.

The festival officially starts in January 5th every year, but the locals begin to celebrate the festival in the third week of December of the previous year because most of the ice lanterns, ice and snow sculptures are completed by this time. Depending on the weather conditions and activities, the festival usually last until the end of February.

This Festival Is Absolutely Must For Your Lifetime!
Friday, December 19, 2014
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Spectacular Norway Northern Lights

Spectacular Norway Northern LightsSeeing the northern lights, or the aurora borealis, as they are also known, is a jaw-dropping and mystical moment.

The lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring. Between the autumn equinox and spring equinox (21 September - 21 March), it is dark between 6 pm and 1 am, and you have maximum chances of spotting the lights. However, the weather is also of importance, and September, October and November tend to be wet and snowless in the north.
Spectacular Norway Northern Lights
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Helsinki – a Great Choice to Visit This Christmas, Finland

Helsinki – a Great Choice to Visit This Christmas, FinlandThe country of snow and ice, where Santa Claus lives, is always a good choice for a winter holiday. The city offers plenty of versatile activities, that include outdoor fun as well as all the urban facilities. Helsinki turns on the Christmas lights and mood before December. The season features festive events, carol singing and concerts. Restaurants serve seasonal specialties, while at the Christmas markets you can warm up with delicious mulled wine.

Locals and guests can go skiing right there in the city! Helsinki is surrounded with forests, that feature 200 km of trails perfect for skiing. The hills are great to sledge – this is a beloved family activity. Meanwhile skating rinks in the town are always busy as well. Walking on the frozen ice of the Baltic Sea is another popular, quite unusual activity. And of course the most famous Finish Sauna experience, which features a plunge into an ice-cold water, is a must!

Why to go there?: Discover Helsinki in winter: the numerous outdoor activities, delicious food at the restaurants, Christmas lights and festive events make it a wonderful winter destination. Those of you who miss snow should be especially interested: the Northern country never lacks it at this time of the year.
When to got there?: The Christmas lights are turned on on 23 November. In December there are various events and of course a New Year’s Eve with fireworks, music and entertainment. January is the season of blinis – a traditional dish, originated from Russia.
How to get there?: Get there by plane from various European cities. By train from Russia. By boat from Germany, Estonia, Russia, Poland or Sweden.

Helsinki – a Great Choice to Visit This Christmas, Finland
Photo: Asad Malik
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Inside the Siberian Crater: Amazing New Images Show Mystical Beauty

Inside the Siberian Crater: Amazing New Images Show Mystical BeautyFor the first time since the hole was discovered earlier this year, Siberian researchers have successfully used climbing gear to reach a frozen lake that had formed some 10.5 metres down the crater.

When frozen, the accessible parts of the crater are around 16.5 metres deep, but it was once suggested the hole was up to 200 metres deep in warmer weather.

Inside the Siberian Crater: Amazing New Images Show Mystical Beauty
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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I Can’t Believe What He Did To Rescue This Duck.

And jumped into the icy waters, risking his own life in order to save the helpless duck. - I Can’t Believe What He Did To Rescue This Duck.Would you jump into a frozen lake? I wouldn't do it even if I was offered a large amount of money. This man from Norway did just that, except he did it to save a helpless duck. What a great guy!

A man saw a duck trapped below ice in a lake in Norway. The duck was barely moving, clinging on to life.

It was probably diving down for food and got stuck coming up in a different place under the ice.
It was probably diving down for food and got stuck coming up in a different place under the ice. - I Can’t Believe What He Did To Rescue This Duck.
Monday, December 15, 2014
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A Tsunami Is One Thing, But What Happened On This Lake Is New And Shocking

Tsunamis on large bodies of water are terrifying, but what if you had to deal with a tsunami of ice? It sounds like it would be a lot more terrifying. Yet in reality, it's more of an oddity than anything else.

Jim Morgenstern lives on the coast of Lake Winnebago in eastern Wisconsin. He caught a so-called "ice tsunami" in action washing up onto his backyard.

This so-called ice tsunami is actually called a "ice shove."
This so-called ice tsunami is actually called a
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Northeast Lake Effect Snow Photos

Northeast Lake Effect Snow PhotosBuffalo, New York, one of the hardest-hit areas, was buried under 6 feet of snow — and counting.“This storm is basically a knife that went right through the heart of Erie County,” said Mark Poloncarz, Erie County executive.

Northeast Lake Effect Snow Photos
Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Woah… Look What Happens When Ice Gets Blown Through a Wire Fence!

This is what happens when icy winds blow through a frozen fence… - Woah… Look What Happens When Ice Gets Blown Through a Wire Fence!This series of photos show you just some of the strange things that can happen when you have just the right combination of snow, ice, wind, and something for the ice to hold on to… The results? Well, we think they speak for themselves… Dang nature! You beautiful!

This is what happens when icy winds blow through a frozen fence…
This is what happens when icy winds blow through a frozen fence… - Woah… Look What Happens When Ice Gets Blown Through a Wire Fence!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
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A Gorgeous Outdoor Cathedral Made Of Live Trees Grows In Northern Italy

Eighty hornbeam saplings flower and fade with the seasons inside the columns. - A Gorgeous Outdoor Cathedral Made Of Live Trees Grows In Northern ItalyIn 2001, Italian artist Giuliano Mauri began work on an outdoor architectural installation near the foot of northern Italy's Mount Arera. He would continue to work on the impressive project until his death in 2009. The following year, his creation was finally completed by those who now view it as a memorial to the late artist.

The finished sculptures form hallowed grounds named Cattedrale Vegetale, or "Tree Cathedral." This gorgeous blend of nature and spirituality will uplift any visitor lucky enough to soak in its beauty in person.

The structure is formed by 42 ivy-covered columns separated in five aisles.
The structure is formed by 42 ivy-covered columns separated in five aisles. - A Gorgeous Outdoor Cathedral Made Of Live Trees Grows In Northern Italy
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European Cities to Visit During the Winter

If you’re a serious winter lover, Abisko is one of the best places you can go. Almost as far north as you can get on a train in Europe, this Swedish town is one of the world’s best places to catch the Northern Lights. - European Cities to Visit During the WinterWhether you have just a weekend or a whole week to blow, there are an unlimited amount of places to explore.

With its snow-capped spires, cobblestone streets, and the romantic hue of its gas-lit street lamps, Prague is right out of a fairytale.
With its snow-capped spires, cobblestone streets, and the romantic hue of its gas-lit street lamps, Prague is right out of a fairytale. - European Cities to Visit During the Winter
Friday, December 12, 2014
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