Just like a mini-frozen planet this six-inch-wide bubble has formed a polar-ice cap.

Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections.

Other pictures show snowflakes attached to Richard’s bubbles, which can each last for up to 30-seconds before popping. One shot shows the remains of a frozen bubble that had burst in mid-air.

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“The half frozen bubbles freeze from the top down, so look as though they're capped with ice,” said Richard.

“They freeze from the top down because the film is thinner on the top, so freezes more quickly.

“The skeletal fragments of a bubble are from a bubble that has frozen high up in the air, collapsed, and then fall back down again.

“The bubbles with snow hanging from their undersides were photographed when the snow was falling heavily with large snowflakes.

The bubbles first flew up high, like little hot air balloons.

“But then the snowflakes began sticking to them and weighed them down so they fell back down to earth again.”

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When not blowing bubbles as a hobby Richard, is studying for a PHD in Discovery Writing at Exeter University in Devon. Richard explained how Hollywood science fiction films inspired him to start blowing bubbles. “For as long as I can remember I have loved a scene in the film Blade Runner, where fires are reflected in a human eye.” he said. “I tried to photograph reflections in eyes, so became attuned to seeing reflections. “I then blew soap bubbles and became fascinated by the complex reflections they created. “Over the last few years I've become somewhat of an expert at photographing bubbles. “I find bubbles beautiful, and this keeps me photographing them.”

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  • Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections. (Credit: Richard Heeks/Barcroft)

  • Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections. (Credit: Richard Heeks/Barcroft)

  • Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections. (Credit: Richard Heeks/Barcroft)

  • Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections. (Credit: Richard Heeks/Barcroft)

  • Bubbleman Richard Heeks, 39, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was able to partially freeze bubbles and take panorama images of the winter-scene from the bubble-reflections. (Credit: Richard Heeks/Barcroft)