On November 7, 2019, the BBC published this featured image by Risto Mattila, which was taken on Hailuoto Island. If you didn’t know that this was a rare ice formation caused by the regular churning of ice in cold sea water, what could it be? Dragon eggs? Something more exotic in the oceans of a distant planet? Or just nicely shaped rocks that grind and roll under your feet?
Whatever your inspiration, why not write about it and let me know what you came up with? Post your work in the comments below, or share from your social media account (or keep it to yourself). The important thing is, let your mind wander and see what happens.
Amateur photographer Risto Mattila was among those who came across the “ice eggs” on Hailuoto Island in the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden. Experts say it is caused by a rare process in which small pieces of ice are rolled over by wind and water.
You can see more of Risto’s beautiful work on Instagram.
About Visual Writing Prompts
This is a new idea I’m trying to see if I can find beautiful and intriguing images a few times a week to offer as visual writing prompts. If you have suggestions for images or videos to include, just let me know in the comments below.