The Bartz brothers hail from Brighton, Minnesota, where snow is plentiful and winters can be a long and painful affair. But these three Minnesotans have made the best of it by turning the blankets of ice and snow into some of the coolest (and biggest) snow sculptures in the world.
There's the giant shark. The 12-foot-tall sea turtle. The massive snow walrus. The pointy puffer fish.
Creating these massive masterpieces has become a yearly ritual for the three brothers, and it has begun to attract nationwide attention. Scroll down and you'll see why.