Frozen art

Chainsaws create majestic ice towns and castles.

  • Workers and scaffoldings are seen next to newly-built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • Workers and a crane are seen next to a newly-built ice sculpture of a castle ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A worker pours water onto ice cubes to make them adhere to each other as he builds an ice sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A worker polishes an ice sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A worker stabs an iron pike into the frozen Songhua River as he takes giant ice cubes to make sculptures for the upcoming 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • Workers pull a giant ice cube out of the frozen Songhua River as they extract ice to make sculptures for the upcoming 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • Workers shape a giant snow sculpture of horses ahead of an ice and snow festival in Barkol Kazakh Autonomous County Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • An artist from the company "La Machine" uses an electric chain saw to complete a performance where they created an ice sculpture in the form of a lizard, in Nantes Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • Visitors walk past a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • A horse ice sculpture display is seen at the holiday lights display "ZooLights" at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago Canice Leung Reuters

  • Workers polish a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • Ice sculptures of Blake and Mortimer characters are seen at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival Canice Leung Reuters

  • An ice sculptures of Tintin is seen at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • A child looks at ice sculptures of comic strip characters at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival Canice Leung Reuters

  • Sculptor Girard of Canada carves a sculpture based on characters from comic strips at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival JaShong King Reuters

  • Craftsmen make a snow castle at a park in Changchun Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters