There are few art forms more impressive than ice sculpture. It isn’t just because sculptures made from translucent ice sparkle and shine like diamonds – it also has to do with the inherent limitation of all ice sculptures: They melt.
This aspect of ice sculpting gives them an extra layer of beauty, because you have to look at them quickly before they’re gone. But, this is the Internet, so you don’t have to worry about these pictures of incredible ice sculptures melting before you get the chance to see them. Here are nine of the most amazing ice sculptures ever built.