Ice is the solid state of water, and it forms when the temperature drops below 0 Celsius, or 32 Fahrenheit. When water freezes into ice, it forms an amazing lattice structure which gives it unique properties such as being transparent, and even forming snowflakes. Ice can be transparent, or an opaque blue-white color depending on purity and air inclusion.

While ice is important for global climate, the water cycle and ecosystems on Earth, it is also beautiful in many situations such as frozen lakes, ice on trees and of course, icicles.

Here’s some incredible examples of ice photography:

Crystal Cave by Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

World of Ice by Quetzy

The Gateway to Iceland by Skarphedinn Thrainsson

Fire and Ice by 4Apolic

Beyond the Illusion by Kent Mearig

Ice Jewelry by ingeun, NAM

do you have a fish ? by holger droste

ice cave adventure2 by porbital

Entrance to Ice age by newzealand1

This Way! by Stefan Witte

River Ice by Bidot Olivier

ice by alfred weissenegger

Ice… by Ilya Rashap

Earth’s inner ear by newzealand1

Tail Fin Iceberg by Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

sculptural Ice by autumn-ethereal

Ice Age by Robert Drelich

ice by Ralf Greiner

leaves frozen in ice by Allan Wallberg

The land of ice by Kai Jensen