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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Frozen waterfalls - in the kingdom of the Snow Queen

The Polar Vortex that froze Niagara Falls in the United States and Canada made much news in the first week of January. It was a cold start to the year and brought some of the coldest winters to many parts of the northern hemisphere, even as the southern hemisphere experienced a blazing summer. While snow and ice are commonly seen on the Niagara Falls, it is not always that the waterfall completely freezes over. On the other hand, frozen waterfalls are a common feature of winter landscapes in Iceland, Scandinavia, Siberia and the northerly reaches of Zanskar in Ladakh.

Enjoy this gallery of exquisitely picturesque winter waterfalls from the world over.

The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014.
Tourists pose for pictures in front of the partially frozen Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Shanxi province, China.
Strollers stand in front of a frozen waterfall at the Breitachklamm gorges in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Climbing an icefall in the Alps
Frozen waterfall, Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, winter landscape
Frozen Waterfall In Michigan
Frozen waterfall in Sikkim
Icicles and a Small Waterfall in Winter. Hokkaido, Japan
A winter stream in the Carpathian mountains of central and eastern Europe.
Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland
Todtnau Waterfall in the Black Forest, Germany, at winter time.
Icicles in a frozen waterfall
An ice waterfall in Siberia
Sk├│gafoss in Iceland
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland.
Waterfall in Pingvellir Valley, Iceland
Steinsdalsfossen is a waterfall 2 kilometers west of Norheimsund, Hardanger in western Norway
Another view of Steindalsfossen in Norway
Go├░afoss Waterfall, Iceland
Horsetail falls Frozen in Winter
Bridge Over Multnomah Falls in Winter
Frozen waterfall, Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

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