Niagara falls is frozen - you won't believe your eyes!

2014-01-09 12:05
Cape Town - It's been a rather chilly few weeks in North America as temperatures dropped to -40 degrees Celsius across the continent, wreaking travel havoc and even forcing a state of emergency in the US state of New York.

It has also made for some spectacular photographs doing the rounds on social media and the web. 

Reuters photographer, Aaron Harris, managed to capture some amazing shots of the partially frozen Niagara Falls, some of which have since been shared on social media. 

A few Instagram users also shared their own photographs:

Some Twitter users have, however, been so caught up in the enthusiasm of sharing photographs of the breathtaking frozen falls, that they didn't even realise a few of the shots were pretty old. 

Fortunately the clever people at BuzzFeed spotted the discrepancy and put together an article to help everyone avoid the terrible embarrassment of sharing pase stuff. 

"Frozen pictures of Niagara Falls have been going around Twitter today. Although most of the country has been enveloped by the polar vortex, the falls are not frozen," the article reads. 

So, while you would be wise not sharing any of the below images, stating how in awe you are about the 2014 polar vortex's effects, they're still pretty amazing to see. 

(Apparently, this one dates back to 2007)

(And this one's from January 2012)

And since we're looking at old stuff, check out this one of the falls back in 1911

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