Peaceful by Zhenhuan Zhou
Photo location: Ontario, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
In early February 2022, southern Ontario was hit by the worst snowfall in decades. Zhenhuan captured this photo of a horse farm, which was turned into a winter wonderland by the snowstorm. "It looks so peaceful".
Snow forms when tiny ice crystals in clouds stick together to become snowflakes. If enough crystals stick together, they will become heavy enough to fall to the ground. Snowflakes that fall through moist air slightly warmer than 0ºC will melt around the edges and stick together to produce big flakes. This creates 'wet' snow, which is good for making snowmen and snowballs. Whereas snowflakes that fall through dry, cold air produce powdery snow that does not stick together. This creates 'dry' snow, which is ideal for snow sports but is more likely to drift when it is windy.
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