Julian Alps, Slovenia (2016)
These bubbles were preserved in the surface ice of a high alpine lake. Such conditions are extremely rare to witness there because the lake usually gets covered with snow as the water freezes each winter. I photographed this phenomenon on New Year’s Day after spending midnight reveling on the lake’s frozen surface with a small group of exuberant hikers. Given the timing, the bubbles naturally reminded me of Champagne, hence the title, which is an Italian designation for a light sparkling wine.