Soothing Video Shows Air Bubbles Flowing Under Icy Rivers and Streams

Kirstin Fawcett

If you’re in need of a Monday morning zen moment, this video of air bubbles flowing under frozen rivers and streams, filmed by the Alaska Dispatch News and spotted by Atlas Obscura, will carry your mind to a more tranquil place.

The phenomenon occurs when a thin layer freezes atop the water, trapping air and flowing liquid underneath. Typically in Alaska, you’re only treated to this visual during the fall or spring, when the area's bodies of water are only partially frozen, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. Now, thanks to a nature-loving cinematographer, you can enjoy it year-round.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]

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