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On the Edge | by Tom Gill.
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On the Edge

4 image panorama. Standing (safely) on the first mound of shelf ice. I say safely because I know the beach is underneath me, not cold Lake Michigan. If I were to venture any further to the right, I would be standing on ice that was over water.

 

Barely visible are two people walking down the beach - they certainly give some scale to the amount of ice here at the shore. It extends hundreds of feet out into Lake Michigan. The wind and waves kick up the drift ice, and pile it up to 15 feet tall, then a calm period, followed by another windy day, create this series of ice mounds.

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Taken on February 9, 2013