Northern Ohio, like much of the United States, has been experiencing a particularly harsh winter. But perhaps one of the most interesting effects is the freezing over of The Great Lakes at alarmingly fast rates. According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, 3 of the 5 Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, and Erie) are currently over 90% covered in ice.
The photos below were taken by photographer Chad Whaley approximately a week and a half ago at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and show what seems to be an other-worldly landscape of Lake Erie.
For comparison here are two views of the same spot.
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