Photographer launches boiling water over her head in freezing temperatures to capture stunning frozen vapour clouds

These stunning images capture the moment a woman launched boiling water into the air as temperatures plummeted to below -30C.

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

Photographer Marie-Claude Paquette from Sainte-Agathe in Quebec, Canada, usually snaps animals and landscapes but decided to experiment with the water in freezing temperatures last month.

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

Marie-Claude, 44, planned to simply take the shots of the frozen vapour clouds but her model daughter got cold feet at the last minute.

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

Marie-Claude Paquette throwing the boiling water into the -30 centigrade air creating beautiful designs

She said: “The idea was to photograph my daughter but she was afraid of getting soaked.

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“Instead I had to fix all the settings and, at the same time, be both the model and photographer.”