Columns of bubbles discovered frozen in stunning series of lakes
These lakes may look like they are full of winter jewels – but they are actually filled with thousands of FROZEN BUBBLES.
Snapped across Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the natural wonders are made of highly flammable gas methane.
The gas – emitted by bacteria after they consume dead organic matter – is fairly harmless but these bubbles can cause an explosion if lit.
Paul Zizka, 35, tracked down the natural phenomenon, which he photographed at Lake Minnewanka, the Vermillion Lake and Abraham Lake.
Abraham Lake is the most commonly-photographed spot for this occurrence.
But adventure-loving Paul, who loves to explore, revealed Lake Minnewanka offers rival views – yet is just a little trickier to get to.
He said: “All three lakes are ever-changing, cover wide areas and provide endless possibilities for the keen landscape photographer.
“They are magical places to explore and I find myself returning to them often.
“The methane bubbles depicted in the photographs have generated a lot of buzz primarily on social media.
“Many people have never seen the phenomenon before.
“People marvelled at the beauty of them and wondered what they really were.”