Frozen World

Frozen World: Nature’s Secret Fantasyland of Ice and Snow

Experience a fascinating and largely hidden world of winter like it has never been seen before: Stunningly beautiful close-ups of delicate snowflakes, otherworldly - often microscopically tiny - formations of intricate ice crystals and iridescent air bubbles frozen mid-motion in high alpine creek ice. Witness through time-lapse how drops from melting snow seemingly magically change into temporary pieces of art made of sparkling icicles. In this amazing Short Film “Frozen World” the award-winning photographer Christoph Stopka captures Nature’s fragile, supercool fairytale land of ice snow. The frozen wonders of winter.

It took Christoph Stopka more than five years (“…and many frostbitten fingers, toes and ears…”) to film and photograph the extraordinary footage for this film. Shot all around his hometown of Westcliffe, a rugged and unspoiled hamlet high up in the mountains of Colorado, Christoph Stopka faced a constant battle with the frigid elements: Crawling on all fours across dangerously brittle ice over remote creeks looking for unusual formations of ice crystals or chasing snowflakes in blizzard conditions while trying to protect his camera gear from freezing up, at other times making his way on snowshoes through deep snow drifts with 35 pounds of camera gear in his backpack and enduring many nights outdoors in sub-zero temperatures, with packs of howling coyotes as his only company. “Winter sure does not make it easy,” summarizes Christoph Stopka.

Christoph Stopka’s art book “Frozen World” (142 pages with more than 120 photographs, was published in January of 2019.

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