This is the moment when a bubble froze into a perfect sphere during a recent sunrise, creating a natural snowball.
The soapy sphere turned into a pristine snowball at the same time that a fisherman advanced over icy waters.
Carol Bauer tiptoed about two feet toward Big Stone Lake, Minnesota, where the ice was about four inches thick, to shoot.
The air temperature was around (8.6 ° F) -13 ° C and the wind was low, so the conditions were perfect for the bubbles to freeze.
Carol blew air through a straw into a glass filled with water, liquid soap, and corn syrup to create the bubble, perfectly capturing the ice crystal formation on its surface, turning it into a homemade snowball.
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A fisherman walks behind the bubble and goes deeper into the thin ice with a trailer full of fishing tackle.
Carol said the moment held special meaning for her because her dad recently passed away. “He had a cabin on this lake for 25 years and he fished in it many times.
“My mind was on him that morning and then this fisherman appeared. It turned out to be a fisherman friend of my dad who I hadn’t met before. He reminded me a lot of my father. Made my day “.
(WATCH the video of the frozen ice bubble in real time below).
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