Nantucket Photographer Captured Nearly Frozen Waves On Camera

Jonathan Nimerfroh, a photographer found himself staring at an ocean of ‘Slurpee’. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean resembled it due to the unusually below zero temperatures that were making it freeze. Lakes freeze every winter, but oceans freezing were a rare scene.

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The photographer/surfer/ocean enthusiast went out to capture the beauty of this rare event. While the partially-frozen waves moved and hit the shore, they appeared to be made out of something with thicker consistency than water. Jonathan described the sight as, the wind was howling from the southwest which would typically make rough or choppy conditions, not so good for surfing. But since the surface of the sea was like a frozen slush, the wind did not change the shape. They were perfect dreamy slush waves.

The pictures below show this weird phenomenon.

Source: Jonathan Nimerfroh
Source: Jonathan Nimerfroh
Source: Jonathan Nimerfroh
Source: Jonathan Nimerfroh

Check out this video to see the Slurpee waves in action:

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