Frozen Silence by Alan Percy
This beautiful blanket of frost was captured by photographer Alan Percy in Norfolk in the UK. Alan captured this serene shot at one of his all-time favourite spots:
“I love a foggy and frosty morning… this was a perfect morning for the subject.”
Hoar frost forms when water vapour in the air comes into contact with solid objects that are below zero degrees Celsius. Rather than the water vapour first condensing onto the object and then freezing, this allows the water vapour to freeze directly onto the object, producing ice crystals and beautiful frosty effects like these. Hoar frost is distinctive due to its feathery structure, and the freezing process is so quick that it traps air, giving a white or silver opaque appearance.
As burning fossil fuels continues to heat the planet, days with surface temperatures below zero will become rarer and rarer in the UK, making shots like this all the rarer too.
Photo location: Colney, Norfolk, England, UK
Photographer based: Norwich, England, UK
Camera: iPhone 13