Amazing photo shows ice frozen UPWARDS

Ice spikes found by Tracey Robinson in a teacup in her back garden. She said she and her husband had never seen anything like it.

Ice spikes found by Tracey Robinson in a teacup in her back garden. She said she and her husband had never seen anything like it. - Credit: Tracey Robinson

A Norfolk photographer has captured the moment she found a rare example of a natural phenomenon in her own back garden.

Tracey Robinson, from Gaywood, King's Lynn, took this photo of an ice spike she found in a teacup in her back garden on Sunday morning.

Tracey Robinson, from Gaywood, King's Lynn, is a photographer and author.

Tracey Robinson, from Gaywood, King's Lynn, is a photographer and author. - Credit: Tracey Robinson

Ice spikes like this forms when a weakness appears in ice skin, and liquid water gets squeezed upwards through a hole.

But they are rare due to the exact mixture of air conditions needed to form – the temperature and wind speeds have to be perfect.

Mrs Robinson, a photographer and author, said she found the spike in one of the teacups which she leaves around her garden as drinking pools for birds.

Ice spikes found by Tracey Robinson in a teacup in her back garden. She said she and her husband had never seen anything like it.

Ice spikes found by Tracey Robinson in a teacup in her back garden. She said she and her husband had never seen anything like it. - Credit: Tracey Robinson


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She said: "It's a one in a million. I called my husband Eric and he said he'd never seen anything like it in his 70 years.

"If there was something dripping above it I would get it, but there's nothing. It was quite thick, and looked like a thermometer."

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