APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

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APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:09 am

Image Sentinels of the Arctic

Explanation: Who guards the north? Judging from the above photograph, possibly giant trees covered in snow and ice. The featured picture was taken a few winters ago in Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow. Surreal landscapes sometimes result, where common trees become cloaked in white and so appear, to some, as watchful aliens. Far in the distance, behind this uncommon Earthly vista, is a more common sight -- a Belt of Venus that divided a darkened from sunlit sky as the Sun rose behind the photographer. Of course, in the spring, the trees thaw and Lapland looks much different.

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hoohaw

Re: APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

Post by hoohaw » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:03 am

They look like creatures on an alien world....

skier

Re: APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

Post by skier » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:56 pm

also common in the Rockies frequently called snow ghosts by commercial interests (i. e. ski resorts)

Guest

Re: APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

Post by Guest » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:21 pm

Looks like a horrible and desolate place to visit, props to the photographer for the incredible picture.

Mark54

Re: APOD: Sentinels of the Arctic (2015 Apr 12)

Post by Mark54 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:11 am

Interesting photo. APOD showed this one a few years ago. It would be even better if a photo of the same trees could be taken in the summer then do a mouse over conversion on APOD.