Giant ice balls on Yamal Peninsula

A view of numerous giant ice balls on the shore of the Gulf of Ob, a bay between the Gydan and Yamal peninsulas. Ranging in size from 10 to 25 cm [~4-10 in] and relatively regular in shape, the ice balls form as snow slush and pieces of shore-fast ice are washed by waves

A view of numerous giant ice balls on the shore of the Gulf of Ob, a bay between the Gydan and Yamal peninsulas. Ranging in size from 10 to 25 cm [~4-10 in] and relatively regular in shape, the ice balls form as snow slush and pieces of shore-fast ice are washed by waves

Alexei Chikotilov / TASS
A view of numerous giant ice balls on the shore of the Gulf of Ob

A view of numerous giant ice balls on the shore of the Gulf of Ob, a bay between the Gydan and Yamal peninsulas. Ranging in size from 10 to 25 cm [~4-10 in] and relatively regular in shape, the ice balls form as snow slush and pieces of shore-fast ice are washed by waves.

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