My female goldfish thought she'd hit a glass ceiling today, but it's only a sheet of ice. Silly fish. The ice reminded me that the World Ice Art Championships are due back in Ice Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, from 20 February to 28 March (title link). This brilliant Surfacing Kingfisher by Junichi Nakamura (Japan) and Suguru Kanbayashi (Canada) gained first place in last year's Single Block Classic Realistic Category and also won the Peoples Choice Award in the Realistic Category. (Note: I've changed the colour, brightness, contrast and gamma settings of Rhonda Konicki's photo.) Junichi Nakamura is a brilliant ice sculptor. In 2007 he and Peter Slavin (USA) won first prize in the Single Block Classic Realistic category with a gobsmacking preying mantis: Aiming Eyes (CLICK).