High on ice / by Mario Mirabile

Bogong Village sits at around 600 metres elevation on the way to Falls Creek.. Not quite high enough for regular snow, but it certainly gets cold enough for some impressive frosts. When I was last here four years ago, I photographed some ice sheets which had formed near (but not on curiously enough) Lake Guy which lies beside the village. I was hoping for cold and still weather which seems to provide the deal conditions for the sort of frosts I was looking for.

I looked out the window on the first morning and what I saw was enough to get me out of bed and into the chill. While it was quite different to last time, probably due to changes in lakeside vegetation and water levels of the lake, I was not disappointed by what I found. It’s hard to imagine how these unbelievably beautiful and totally unique forms come to happen, but I’m glad I was able to capture their beauty.