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Ice Stacking on Lake Superior is the Most Calming Nature Phenomenon

Dawn M. LaPointe / Radiant Spirit Gallery

This stunning and mesmerizing phenomenon known as ‘ice stacking’ promises to leave you in a zen-like state. Namaste.

Dawn M. LaPointe, of Radiant Spirit Gallery, captured a natural phenomenon on February 13 that most have never been privileged to witness: ice stacking. Caused when high winds force sheets of ice forward, it is the combination of current and motion that make the pieces stack up against one another.

While visiting Canal Park on the shores of Lake Superior, LaPointe had a hunch that some ice stacking might occur. Lucky for us, she set up her camera and captured two minutes of serene and stunning beauty.

Not only are the visuals captivating, but so are the sounds.

In total, LaPointe spent two hours in frigid conditions recording this spectacle. Plans are underway to produce a longer version, including new edits and footage. Personally speaking – I can’t wait!

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Ice Stacking on Lake Superior is the Most Calming Nature Phenomenon