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This Aerial Photo of Frozen Lakes is Not What It Seems

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Check out this aerial photo of four lakes in an icy winter landscape. It’s actually not what it seems. Photographer Josh Newcomb captured this photo of a frozen puddle from ground level in his own backyard.

Josh had snapped a casual photo of the ground using his iPhone 8 Plus. Later, while reviewing his photos, he came across this one and had to do a double take.

“The way this picture of a frozen puddle in my backyard looks like a landscape from the perspective of a plane,” he writes, adding that zero editing has been done to the shot.

After sharing the photo online this week, Josh has watched it go viral and become one of the top photos ever posted to the popular subreddit /r/mildlyinteresting.

“This was just nature at its finest,” Josh says.


Image credits: Photograph by Josh Newcomb and used with permission

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