It was awfully cold in Lovund, Norway, last weekend. So cold, in fact, that a school of herring that strayed too close to shore apparently froze in place. Ingolf Kristiansen captured a picture of bizarre phenomenon Sunday.
The image was then provided to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Aril Slotte, a pelagic fish expert at Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, speculated the herring had been herded into the shallows by cormorants, a natural predator, and were unable to flee to deeper water that was less likely to freeze….more pictures when you continue