splashed water turned into ice by LUANYIN HUANG
3rd Place - Contrived Category
School: The International Academy of Guangzhou No.6 Secondary School
Teacher: Homeschooled Physics
This photo was taken at the Bashang Grassland. The temperature was very cold. When the sun rised, it was around negative 20 degree Celsius. When I splashed hot water from a cup, it turned into small ice crystals in the sky immediately. The reason why it freezed so fast is that hot water evaporates faster than cold water. So it turns into small water droplets easier. Thus, the water droplets become ice crystals in a very short period of time. Low temperature environment and hot water together form this amazing scene!