These are examples of carbon dioxide frost around areas where the ice has sublimated (gone directly from a solid to a gas).
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Glacier Bay Wilderness Area in Alaska.
“Progress was slow, but when the bird finally arrived at the rocky shore, it was able to hop out of the water carrying its lunch. Although stunned and soaking wet, the eagle had somehow managed to hang onto its meal.”
Photo and caption by David Bahr / Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Contest
(via My Modern Met)
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Polly nodded. Was there a knowingness to that comment? ‘I’d better go and take the lieutenant his scubbo,’ she said. ‘And … blast it, I forgot about his laundry.’
‘Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that, old chap,’ said Maladict, and flashed a little smile. ‘The way things are going around here, Igor’s probably a washerwoman in disguise.’