Nature Video

By Ellie Duncombe 

These explorers found a perfect time to catch some waves – as they were frozen in time.

Plummeting temperatures saw Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada, come to lie completely still.

Pic by Ievgen Gretskyi/Caters News

The surface of the water had completely frozen solid, including the peaks and troughs of the waves that had been lapping across the surface.

Ievgen Gretskyi was able to skirt across the lake and take some amazing footage of the standstill in minus 10 degrees weather.

Ievgen said: “I was speechless for a moment when I saw it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It looked like time itself had just stopped.

Pic by Ievgen Gretskyi/Caters News

“I was there with my buddy Pav and we were extremely lucky to see this unique natural phenomenon.

“There was no one else there and we had the lake to ourselves. It felt like a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

“I’m not sure how long the lake had been like that. It probably stayed like it until the first major snowfall.

Pic by Ievgen Gretskyi/Caters News

“Last year we were there at the end of January and we saw some cool ice formations, but nothing quite like this.”