Strange giant snowballs appear on beach in Siberia
Thousands of natural snowballs have been formed on an 18km stretch of a beach in the in northwest Siberia, puzzling the local people.
A part of the coast was covered in the icy spheres. The sculptural
shapes range from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1 metre across.
They result from a rare environmental process where small pieces of
ice form, are rolled by wind and water, and end up as giant snowballs.
Locals in the village of Nyda, which lies on the , say they have never seen anything like this before, the BBC reported.