Deep in the Hungarian mountains, an ominous-looking veil of fog sweeps across the landscape, leaving an impenetrable coat of ice in its wake. Tree branches, twigs, grass, and even small woodland creatures frosted over by the freezing mist, transforming the ordinary scene into an otherworldly, silvery-white, winter wonderland of devastating beauty and cold.
This was the sight that Reddit user tinytinyspoons recently bore witness to, as he posted on Imgur. The phenomenon, known as hard rime, occurs when water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects, forming a thick, textured, comb-like layer of ice. Although rime is not dangerous and rarely causes lasting damage, the sight of an entire landscape covered in ice can be both alarming and breathtaking, as well as a powerful reminder of the intriguing marvels of nature.