Forget frozen waves. The historic winter of 2015 — which has dumped 105.7 inches of snow in Boston, 2.2 inches shy of the snowiest ever — is leaving mini ”icebergs” on the shores of Cape Cod.
CBS Boston reports that several giant chunks of ice washed up on the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet over the weekend. Dapixara, a local artist and photographer, shared photos of the unusual, massive ice formations.
According to WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher, the spectacle is probably a “once-in-a-generation” event due to the extraordinary amount of ice on the Massachusetts Bay.
Last month, Jonathan Nimerfroh, a surfer and photographer, captured images of another once-in-a-generation kind of event: photos of waves on Nantucket turning to slush.
“When I got to the top of the dunes, I could see that about 300 yards out from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze,” Nimerfroh told GrindTV.com. “They were perfect, dreamy slush waves.”
The oddity even impressed University of Alaska glaciologist Erin Pettit.
“I have never seen frozen waves like this,” Pettit told The New York Times. “Cold but calm water is what normally freezes easiest.”