Hikers Find Rare Spinning Ice Disk In Scottish Highlands

A father-son hiking duo stumbled upon a rare sight while hiking in the Scottish Highlands: a spinning ice disk!

According to SWNS, 32-year-old Dan Brown and his father were hiking around the Beinn Bhuidhe mountain, which is located south of Lochan, Shira and north of Achadunan.

Photo: Flickr/Nick Bramhall License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Brown and his father approached a glen on the mountain, a narrow valley that often contains water or a stream. However, what they saw was far from usual.

Instead of a typical stream flowing through the glen, the hiking duo stumbled upon an incredible spinning ice disk.

Photo: YouTube/SWNS

According to SWNS, Brown explained: “I was hiking in Scotland and came across this ice disk. A natural phenomenon caused by the currents, as the ice melts, the colder water sinks, creating a vortex that causes the disk to spin.”

They managed to video the rare sight from above the glen so you can see the full spin taking place from a birds-eye view and it’s really something neat!

Photo: YouTube/SWNS

While the spinning ice disk looks massive, it’s hard to say how large it really is from the video alone.

If you’d like to see it for yourself, be sure to check out the video below, courtesy of SWNS:

Nature is so neat!

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