Special Report

50 Most Outrageous Snowmen and Ice Sculptures Around the World

Source: Kristaps Hercs / International Ice Sculpture Festival Latvia

11. Freedom
> Location: Latvia

A child emerges after breaking free from his mask in this Russian exhibit at the International Ice Sculpture Festival in Latvia.

Source: Catherine Bulinski / Flickr

12. Geisha
> Location: Japan

While this carving of the traditional Japanese entertainer may not be able to sing, the beautiful homage is just as delicate.

Source: Alex Santoso / Neatorama.com

13.Giant praying mantis
> Location: United States

This praying mantis won’t stalk you like its original, but the details are just as striking.

14. Griffin and angel
> Location: United States

A griffin is the symbolic guardian of priceless possessions, so an angel going to war against one can be perceived as purity versus greed.

Source: Emile Holba / Ice Music Festival Geilo

15. Harp
> Location: Norway

This artist at Norway’s Ice Music Festival plays a harp crafted from ice.

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