December 29, 2015 3:12 pm
Updated: December 30, 2015 10:47 am

Photographers capture hoar frost in Saskatchewan

This photo of hoar frost submitted by Melissa Ackerman was taken in Saskatoon.

Melissa Ackerman / Viewer Supplied

SASKATOON – Winter can be harsh but cold temperatures have made some beautiful sights in the province. Here’s a bunch of hoar frost photos submitted to Global News that were taken around Saskatchewan.

Hoar frost occurs when soft ice crystals form on any object that has cooled below the freezing mark. Water vapour in the below-freezing air condenses directly to ice when cooled on contact with cool surfaces.

It can sometimes be so thick that it looks like snow.

Check out what these photographers have captured:

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