What happens to snow that doesn’t melt underwater? This amazing image taken by photographer Vesa Kaloinen shows a rare formation in a lake in Finland where the snow didn’t melt on the water, but instead bonded underneath the surface into this strange, smoky ice-looking thing.
One redditor offered a super scientific explanation. We can’t vouch, but it seems legit:
“Yeh that stuff’s weird. Saw something like it in a large pond in Reykjavic in November. It was after some fairly heavy snow which seemed to have sunk just below the surface. I guess the partially melted ice forms slightly elastic bonds between the tiny clumps of snow and gentle currents must have rumpled it. Our local guide said she’d never seen it before.”
Of course, there were other theories.
“That’s cool and all, but to me it just looks like a lot of cum.”