Incredible snapshots of delicate frozen bubbles will take your breath away

These stunning snapshots of delicate frozen bubbles will take your breath away.

A frozen bubble

A frozen bubble

The beautiful photos show intricate crystals forming on the delicate bubbles that look like snowflakes, lit up by the rising sun.

The striking pictures were taken by photographer Michelle Lynn Fritz, from Pennsylvania, USA, in her back garden.

A frozen bubble

A frozen bubble

Michelle uses regular children’s bubble solution, mixed with a couple of squirts of glycerine for added stability, before sprinkling snow or crushed ice onto a glass-topped table to keep the bubbles whole.

She then blows a bubble, catches it on the wand and lowers it onto the table, photographing the frozen bubble as the sun rises.

A frozen bubble sparkles in the sun

A frozen bubble sparkles in the sun

Michelle, 49, said: “I saw the art of frozen bubbles on the internet last winter – as a photographer who loves flowers it gave me something to be excited about in winter.

“Photographing frozen bubbles is very tricky – it is almost essential that there’s no wind and the temperatures need to be below freezing.

A frozen bubble

A frozen bubble

“If there is wind most of the bubbles will pop, however if you are lucky enough to have a slight wind and a bubble that does not break, beautiful crystals that resemble snowflakes form on the sides.

“I love the simplicity and colours that are captured – a steady hand and a great deal of patience and persistence is necessary.

Close up of a frozen bubble

Close up of a frozen bubble

“The frozen bubbles have a magical, whimsical feeling – they are intricate, delicate and delightful.

“I love the way the colours and patterns are illuminated by the sunlight.

“Many have said they remind them of snow globes – tiny little worlds of beauty.”