By Katy Gill
A photographer has captured the mesmerising moment soap bubbles, blown in sub-zero temperatures, transformed into beautiful ice crystals – which look just like mini snow globes.
Debbie Center blew the bubbles using a straw, while on her porch in Nevis, Minnesota.
The footage was captured during an icy snap when temperatures plummeted to a teeth-chattering -32 degrees Celsius.
The 56-year-old musician and photographer said: “It was like watching mother nature’s kaleidoscope, just hypnotizing.
“I got lost in watching the hypnotizing shapes forming in front of my eyes and I found it very interesting to see how differently they formed and the speed at which they formed in the various temperatures.
“It can be an incredibly frustrating process to capture good videos or still shots of freezing bubbles.
“The slightest wind will immediately pop them, as will the bubbles touching other surfaces.
“Even if all goes well and you have a bubble that’s not popping and is making interesting formations, if the light isn’t just right, or your camera isn’t focusing just right, you won’t be able to see them in the video.
“I ended up with a lot of lousy footage before finally figuring out how best to do this. Meanwhile, my fingers, and the rest of me, were so cold. Now I know what is meant by suffering for your art.
“People are going nuts over these, sharing them like crazy.
“It’s so much fun to share the beauty that only happens when temperatures are too cold for many people to enjoy.
“Instead of complaining about these temperatures, I’m determined to celebrate them and show the world the incredible beauty that’s only created by extreme cold.”