A freighter trapped in ice is shown in this aerial photo near Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario April 7, 2015. The biggest ice cover on the Great Lakes in decades is backing up shipments of everything from Canadian grain to U.S. iron and steel in one of North America's most important economic regions. (Photo by Kenneth Armstrong/Reuters)
A Wiesel combat vehicle of the German Bundeswehr armed forces takes part in a demonstration for visitors prior to military exercises on September 28, 2011 near Munster, Germany. The Bundeswehr has instituted far-reaching changes in recent years, including an end to compulsory military service. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The mother (2nd R) of missing firefighter Xue Ning is helped by other family members as she cries outside the venue of a news conference after trying to demand for more information from government officials, following the explosions on Wednesday night at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
One part of “Celestrial Texts – Heavenly Tweets” by Laine Hogarty is seen as part of the “Hidden” annual sculpture exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery on September 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Located in the suburb or Rookwood in Western Sydney Rookwood cemetery is the largest necropolis in the southern hemisphere. The Annual “Hidden” exhibition features works by local artists. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on February 9, 2013. The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/AFP Photo)
Every year in Fairbanks, Alaska, the World Ice Art Championships takes place, and it is no cute little side hobby. Praised as one of the world’s largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions, the World Ice Art Championships has grown into a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world. The works are stunning and often massive in both size and visual appeal.