Rolling Blue Waves Hit The Antarctic Coastline

The giant waves covered in a brilliant blue sheen are actually giant icicles, according to rumor-busting website Snopes.com. “The beautiful smoothly polished surfaces are again the result of melting,” it notes. “The transparent ice … has been created in a glacier or ice cap by the slow annealing of ice as it is buried under each year’s successive accumulation of snow.” Now Travouillen works on the Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii, a giant telescope planned to open in 2021. (Photo by Tony Travouillon)

These brilliant blue ice look like frozen huge waves.

They were captured by French astrophysicist (and part-time photographer) Tony Travouillon as he travelled across Antarctica.

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