Snow Sculptures

It’s winter, and that means, among other things, that it’s snow sculpture season. In Northeast China, the 2016 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival has opened, showcasing some of the most amazing sculptures imaginable.  The Atlantic has posted a great collection of photos from the festival. Here are three of them. Be sure to click on over to see all of them.

Visitors look at snow sculptures before the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2016. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / AFP / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

People look around a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song - RTX212B9

People work on a snow sculpture at the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX1ZQB4

Meanwhile, here in Minnesota, 3 brothers have their own annual snow sculpture festival in their front yard. This year they built an 18-foot octopus. But it’s more than just for fun; they are raising money for a charity that provides clean drinking water in Haiti. You can read more about them here. It’s pretty impressive, especially since we have had so little snow this winter.

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