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Is this a wave which froze instantly ?

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A Photo is viral with the following text –

“Who says you can’t freeze the powerful stream of life? Take a look at this frozen wave in Antarctica.”

It’s a photo of a huge smooth ice structure, which may look like a wave.

This is a meaningful message using this photo as example, but the example used is false

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Although looking elegant, this is not a frozen wave. On the contrary it is a glacier which took years and got this shape because of wind. The wind cut this into a shape looking like a wave.

So while a Sea Wave rise, form and falls withing seconds, this happened over the years by fast wind cutting.

It’s a photo taken by Geologist Lucas K Zoet in Feb 2011. It’s Union Glacier, Ellsworth Mountain Range, West Antarctica

Photographer: Lucas K. Zoet, Pennsylvania State University Location: Union Glacier, Ellsworth Mountain Range, West Antarctica Date: February 2011 The metamorphosed sedimentary rock outcrop (on the right side of the photo) in the middle of Union Glacier forces the wind to whip around it, shaping the ice into what is known as a wind scoop. “I was at this location as part of the PoleNet field team which deploys passive seismometers and GPS stations across Antarctica in order to study crustal structure and uplift associated with glacial rebound,” said geologist Lucas Zoet, who took the photo. 



There had been videos of wave freezing though




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