Frozen Sea Monster Hydra by patjila

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Visited the Hydra not running away….it was a bit cold but worth to see the amazing ice sculptures! Real frosty magical adventure!

A forty-strong team of ice sculptors from all over the world gathered in Zwolle and worked all-out to turn 250,000 kilos of ice and 250,000 kilos of snow into the most amazing sculptures. It took them weeks, wielding chain saws, chisels, rasps and cutters to perfect everything down to the finest detail.

The whole cold show is housed in a thermal tent measuring 2,000 square metres. The temperature is kept at a constant eight degrees below freezing, which is the ideal temperature for preserving the ice.

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    He picked the wrong Gal if he thought he was gonna eat you Princess!
    Lobster Thermador for Tea!
    Neat! :o) xx

  • ha ha or a nice dessert Hydra sorbet :)) Thank you lots Robin for trusting me fighting with a mythological monster. :) xx

    – patjila

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    beautiful capture, love the colour

  • The lighting on the sculptures was beautiful done! In darkness and then sudden the Hydra appears in front of you…very special effect it was! Thank you Simon!

    – patjila

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Very impressive Annet..
    Mooie opname en een goed verhaal ook
    xx

  • Dankje John ik vond het niet echt makkelijk met of zonder flits alles uitproberen wel heel erg leuk die uitdaging! xx

    – patjila

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    beautiful work !

  • Thank you lots hun!

    – patjila

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture and I love the colour and lighting :o)x

  • Thank you so much Josie yes it was amazing how the ice and snow were combined with light, a fairy tale a like!

    – patjila

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    Very cool shot Patjila, in every sense of the word.
    I love Ice sculptures, a real art in itself.
    (see, by the time i’d chisel my way around, the other side would have melted.)
    Bet that was some show to see but well done on your shot anyhow, it’s enough to make me purple with envy. A fav for my file. COLLEEN2012

  • Ha ha Thank you so much, I carved wood but never have even tried ice..indeed that would be a melt down for sure if I tried it :))

    – patjila

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 2 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Ta very Anatanas :)

    – patjila

  • Thank you lots Antanas!

    – patjila

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superbly captured love the colours Stunning my friend.

  • Honoured and humbled by your lovely compliment Julie!

    – patjila

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • thanks for acceptance Francis!

    – patjila

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much robyn for appeciating monsters and even featuring them:)

    – patjila

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