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See What Happens to Hot Tea When It’s -40 Degrees at the Arctic Circle

Photos by Michael Davies

Who would think that tossing hot tea into the air would produce such breathtaking and dramatic results? These images are sure to leave you speechless.

Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies knows what the true meaning of cold is. Working as a photographer for the last 10 years in the fly-in community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, he is just a short skip and a jump from the Arctic Circle.

With an idea in mind for a series of photographs, Davies and good friend Markus Siivola drove a skidoo to a mountaintop with a thermos of hot tea. The results are awe-inspiring.

With temperatures hovering around -40° Celsius, the hot tea – once tossed into the air by Siivola – froze instantly, leaving a trail of iced tea crystals floating in the sky.

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Doesn’t appear that global warming has taken hold up there just yet!

Cold isn’t the only downside of living in Nunavut. During the winter months, only about 2.5 hours of sunlight shines each day. Makes you shiver just thinking about it.

But at least you can make ice tea crystal rainbows!

Photos by Michael Davies

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See What Happens to Hot Tea When It’s -40 Degrees at the Arctic Circle