While hiking in the Beskydy Mountains on the border of Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week, photographer Jan Bainar captured this stunning image of frost-covered tree trunks.
The weather conditions lined up just right to create these wind-blown frost patterns on just one side of the tree trunks across the entire forest Bainar was hiking through. It looks a bit as though frost is exploding out of the center of each trunk.
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Image credits: Photographs by Jan Bainar and used with permission