07/11/2016 10:30 GMT | Updated 07/11/2016 10:50 GMT

Siberian Beach Teeming With Hundreds Of Ice Balls

It's the first time it's happened in the region.

A Siberian beach is currently lined with these crunchy, clean and strangely pleasing to the eye spheres of ice.

Residents from a remote Russian village in the Arctic Circle were treated to the rare phenomenon on the shores of the Gulf of Ob, where it is presently a brisk 0°C.

The ice balls formed near Nyda in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous region, around 900 miles northwest of Novosibirsk, Siberia.

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Spherical balls of ice are lining near Nyda in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous region
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The power of the wind and cold weather have been credited for forming the spherical ice boulders, which according to local news channel Yamal Vesti, have not been seen in the region before.  

The same phenomenon was reported on Lake Michigan during the last two winters after a ferocious polar vortex struck.