From the Archive: An Illuminated Niagara Falls Captured in a January Freeze by Adam Klekotka
Toronto-based photographer Adam Klekotka decided to explore Niagra Falls at night, discovering an illuminated scene that appeared more like a deserted alien landscape than natural wonder.
Toronto-based photographer Adam Klekotka had visited Niagara Falls several times during his time in Canada, but never journeyed to the massive waterfall during winter. After two weeks of record-setting temperatures this January (which led the Canadian news to report that parts of the country were colder than the surface of Mars) Klekotka decided to explore the icy waterfall at night, discovering an illuminated scene that appeared more like a deserted alien landscape than natural wonder.
“The temperature was about -20C, but due to cold wind and high humidity, it felt like it was way below -30C,” Klekotka told Colossal.
“After some time of shooting, my hands were really frostbitten.
Because of the small buttons in the cameras, I had to handle them without gloves.
Additionally the drops of water were freezing on the front glass of the lens and I had to clean it every couple of seconds.”
Klekotka captured the glowing waterfall from several angles, including an observation deck encrusted with a thick layer of icicles.