Oceans, lakes and ponds might look beautiful, but the cold of winter just elevates them to another dimension. If you’ve seen freezing water in lakes or ponds, then you are lucky because icy water creates an astonishing variety of patterns: From jagged lines or frozen bubbles to perfect snowflakes with every imaginable shade of blue, green and white.

In this compilation, we’ve collected some the most stunning photos of frozen lakes, oceans, ponds and waterfalls around the globe. And they are guaranteed to make you want to tear open the screen and step right in.

1. Bubbles under the ice of Abraham Lake, Canada

 

ice of Abraham Lake