This Photographer Threw Hot Tea Into Freezing Air. The Result Is Stunning.

There is plenty to complain about during winter, but thanks to Canadian photographer Michael Davies, we now have a reminder of how beautiful the bitter cold can actually be.

Davies, who lives in Canada’s high arctic, drove his Ski-Doo 45 minutes to the top of a mountain with his camera and friend Markus in tow. “We also brought multiple thermoses filled with tea,” he told The Huffington Post.

The air temperature measured -25 and -35 degrees Celsius (or -13 degrees Fahrenheit). Markus threw the hot tea into the freezing air, which resulted in one seriously stunning image.

Davies, who told HuffPost that the light near the solstice “is almost always pink,” was able to capture this moment thanks, in part, to some careful planning.

“I followed the temperature, I watched for calm wind, planned the shot and set it up. Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it was impossible to control,” he said.

Congratulations, Davies. This is the best thing we’ve seen done with liquid since this:

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