Credit: MIKE SHAW/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Soap bubble freezing in real time, outdoors with an air temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 F). The thin crystals of dendritic ice spread over the surface of the bubble as the water freezes. These patterns are known as fern frost, due to the resemblance of the crystal pattern to the fronds of a fern. Filmed in St Paul, Minnesota, in winter.

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Ice crystals forming on a soap bubble

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Duration: 00:00:07.29

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 59.94

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Capture format: Nikon D800E

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