In my opinion, I think all horses are beautiful. But I will agree that there are some horses out there that really catch our eye and take our breath away. For an Appaloosa horse appropriately named Tattoo, he’s proof of just how amazing some horses can look. Tattoo is a leopard Appaloosa, and his dazzling and unique coat is surely a sight to be seen. I caught up with his owner with some questions I had for her truly stunning horse, so keep reading to learn all about Tattoo!
The Starks are always right, eventually-winter is coming, and would you look at that, it’s already here in our yards. And it doesn’t feel like leaving. There’s a blizzard raging outside our windows, we’ve got our favorite ugly sweaters on, and we’d gladly exchange our radiators for roaring fireplaces.
Our team here at Bored Panda wanted to share our love for snow and ice wonderlands, so we’ve compiled this list of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, and outright inspiring winter photos. Mother Nature is far more powerful than we give her credit for.
Don’t forget to put on your gloves, hats, and scarves, dear Pandas, the photos are so powerful, you can almost feel the cold through your screens. We’ve also packed you some hot tea in a thermos because the weather outside is truly frightful. So go on, scroll down and have some fun in the snow. Remember to upvote your fave photos and tell us all about the coldest winter you’ve ever experienced in the comments.
Also, read on for Bored Panda’s interview with photographer Dominic Sberna who told us about working in the cold and staying warm if you’re out in the snow for hours and hours at a time.
Photographer Dominic shared with Bored Panda how professionals and amateurs alike should prepare before venturing out to take photos in the cold.
“When going out in any inclement weather, it’s extremely important to dress appropriately for the conditions. Make sure you’ve got a good pair of gloves to go along with a nice coat. You want to be able to feel your hands, at least a little bit while photographing the winter scenes before you,” he told us.
“I’m not good about going out in it myself, but once I’m out there, so long as I’m properly dressed for it, you’d be hard-pressed to get me out of the snow. Dress warm! That’s the best advice I can give. If you have too many layers on, you can always take a layer of clothing off. It’s better to over-prepare than under-prepare in these situations,” Dominic pointed out that it’s best to put in a bit more effort when getting dressed before heading out. We’re talking about our health, after all.
The photographer also shared a few insights about the relationship between snow and lighting. “It really depends on what you’re dealing with as far as lighting is concerned. If it’s a typical bleak and overcast winter day, you’re going to have nice soft shadows,” he told Bored Panda.
“Now if it is a sunny day with a lot of snow, you’re going to have high contrasts and harsh shadows. No matter what the weather is, photographing under an overcast sky is always going to be less of a challenge than in direct sunlight,” the photographer explained.
Though there are some places on Planet Earth like Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu that have never seen snow (and likely won’t see it any time soon), the vast majority of countries have gotten snowfall at one time or another. Even hot countries like Egypt see snow from time to time!
The general rule is that the closer you move towards the equator, the less likely you are to see any of that wonderful thing we call snow. Places with mountains, however, can have snowy peaks, as the high altitudes make for a far better home for ice and snow than the warmth down below.
Some of the chilliest places on our planet include the Eastern Antarctic Plateau which holds the title of the coldest location on Earth at -94 degrees C (that’s -137.2 degrees F!). However, some researchers actually believe that the temperature there might even go lower because of how dry the air is there.
Standing in second place is the Vostok Station in Antarctica. The temperature there was noted to have dropped down to -89.2 degrees C (-128.56 degrees F).
In third place, not far behind, is the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole, built way back in 1956. The lowest temperature recorded there was -82.8 degrees C (-117.04 degrees F) in 1983. However, don’t think that it stays that cold all year round. In fact, in 2011, the temperature rose to -12.3 degrees C (9.86 degrees F). That’s practically summer!
Of course, all of this pales in comparison to the coldness of space. Once you leave the coziness and warmth of our atmosphere, you can enjoy the company of absolute zero which is -273.15 degrees C (-459.67 degrees F).
When it comes to the smallest particles that make up snow, the snowflakes themselves, researchers are still unraveling their mysteries. One thing that we were stunned to learn was the shape of snowflakes changes depending on how cold it gets and what the humidity is.
For instance, at certain temperature points, the snowflakes we know and love can actually start looking like columns.
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