The Frozen Methane Bubbles That Transform Canada’s Icy Lakes

The photos below may look like a school of bizarrely shaped jellyfish but these strange shapes below the frozen waters of Canada’s lakes are in fact methane bubbles. The bubbles are emitted from bacteria, after they have consumed dead organic matter found at the bottom of the lake. While these bubbles usually just rise up and break at the surface during the majority of the year, in winter they are trapped in the frozen water and provide the stunning effect. The photos below were captured at Abraham Lake, Vermillon Lake and Lake Minnewanka in Canada.