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Pouring Hot Tea At -40C Near The Arctic Circle During Sunset
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Pouring Hot Tea At -40C Near The Arctic Circle During Sunset

Science tells us that hot water turns into a cloud of ice crystals when tossed at subzero temperatures, but Ontario based photographer Michael Davies managed capture this phenomenon on camera. This past Sunday, just 20km south of the Arctic Circle, Davies took these incredible photos of his friend Markus hurling hot tea in -40°C weather.

“I live in the remote fly in community called Pangnirtung in Canada’s High Arctic,” Davies told Bored Panda. “Between sunrise and sunset we have only 2.5 hours of light [so] around 1pm a jumped on my skidoo along with my friend Markus and we drove 45min up to the top of a nearby mountain where the light (which is almost always pink near the solstice) would hit the hills. [We] prepared with multiple thermos filled with tea [and then] began tossing the water and shooting. Nothing of this shot was to chance[;] I followed the temperature, I watched for calm wind, planned the shot and set it up. Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for (even though its was impossible to control).”

More info: michaelhdavies.com | Flickr (h/t: huffpost, colossal)

“Prepared with multiple thermoses filled with tea, we began tossing the water and shooting”

“Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up.”

“Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it’s impossible to control”

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MarcSchipperheyn
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6 years ago

I did the same at the beach yesterday, but unfortunately, nobody enjoyed the experience

LooShinWong
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6 years ago

you. i like you.

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YvonneBernal
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6 years ago

You CAN'T have it both ways... he says "nothing of this shot was by chance" and then goes on to say " it was impossible to control" (which means it was by chance).

TeresaNi
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6 years ago

Nothing of this shot was to chance EXCEPT the "sun in the middle of the spray" which was "impossible to control".

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GlynisLailann
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6 years ago

Genius. Taking advantage of extreme weather conditions and making art out of it.

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MarcSchipperheyn
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6 years ago

I did the same at the beach yesterday, but unfortunately, nobody enjoyed the experience

LooShinWong
Community Member
6 years ago

you. i like you.

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YvonneBernal
Community Member
6 years ago

You CAN'T have it both ways... he says "nothing of this shot was by chance" and then goes on to say " it was impossible to control" (which means it was by chance).

TeresaNi
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6 years ago

Nothing of this shot was to chance EXCEPT the "sun in the middle of the spray" which was "impossible to control".

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GlynisLailann
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6 years ago

Genius. Taking advantage of extreme weather conditions and making art out of it.

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