Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan (6 pics)




While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbled onto a bizarre phenomenon: dozens of small sand towers rising out of the beach, some over a foot tall. The strange layered sand castles are formed when blasts of wind slowly erode layers of frozen sand, much like how a river might slowly create a canyon.)

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbl

While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbled onto a bizarre phenomenon: dozens of small sand towers rising out of the beach, some over a foot tall. The strange layered sand castles are formed when blasts of wind slowly erode layers of frozen sand, much like how a river might slowly create a canyon. Nowicki returned yesterday to shoot more photos, but found that sunny skies were enough to melt them away. You can see more of his photography here . (via EarthSky )




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