Freezing temperatures can be miserable this time of year, but Angela Kelly has used it to capture a spectacular phenomenon on film. The Washington-based photographer and her young son brave the cold with a bubble wand and a camera to take pictures of bubbles freezing in a matter of seconds. The images below show the final freeze, but a GIF near the bottom shows the entire process. Kelly explains the experience: "We blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the…
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