Piles of ice on Lake Superior have created a photographer's paradise

By KBJR News 1

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- If you've made your way up the North shore of Lake Superior lately, you may have noticed plenty of ice piling up along the shoreline.

As the seasons shift, so does Lake Superior.

And this season the Lake has beckoned many to her shores.

The ice cave phenomenon on the Lakes South Shore has drawn thousands, but along the North Shore people are finding just the ice to be equally fascinating, but getting their requires balance.

Veterans of the Icy shoreline say this year is different from years past.

Untouched by the hands of any human artist, massive piles of broken glass lie frozen in sculptural formations, like contemporary art, many photographers seek to capture their temporary mystique.

"It's like ice cubes in a big glass of water."

Each day the sun rises a little earlier and sets a little later, and hours in the sun will bring the end to the displays of nature's splendor, the sculptures will melt and return to the big Lake that brought them forth.

Experts advise those who venture out to take pictures or just enjoy the beauty of the ice pile–up to use much caution as the ice is beginning to break up.

Bryce Henry
bhenry@kbjr.com

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