As winter approaches in Finland, it’s quite interesting to see how the lakes change in appearance. In the warmer months, the water looks crystal clear, but as winter approaches, the water becomes more icy and eventually turns into what looks like a snowy desert.
First the lake water slowly cools and starts to freeze, leaving thin layers of ice on the water.
Then the water gets more and more icy.
In these pictures, larger pieces of ice wash up to the shore.
Later on in winter, a thick layer of ice is formed on the surface of the water.
Snow then falls on top of the ice, leaving what looks like a snowy desert.
The pictures above were taken in Joensuu, Finland.