Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame

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Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame
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It takes about 10 hours for Simon Beck to create his breathtaking snow art. But you won't find him in a snow mobile, or even a sled. Beck wears snowshoes to trek through the icy terrain on foot.

Since his perspective is from the ground, Beck is armed with a handheld compass and uses measuring tape or good ol' fashioned pace counting to determine his distance. He then anchors clothes lines to create the curves.

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When it comes to choosing his design, Beck looks to math -- geometry to be specific.

"Designs are chosen from the world of geometry or 'crop circles.' Some are named eg Mandelbrot set, Koch curve, Sierpinski triangle are three of my favorites," he says on his Facebook page, which has more than 24,000 Likes at time of publishing.

Photos courtesy of Facebook, Simon Beck's Snow Art

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