Niagara Falls - the American side - frozen over and slowed to a trickle. A man and his dog tested fate by wandering down the sheet of ice to look over the edge. But they were not able to return from the brink of the falls due to the slick ice. Hunched over at the waist to move his center of gravity forward (and the dog running in place at 100 mph) - the pair was fighting a losing battle as they slid closer and closer to the edge of the Falls.
I was taking pictures on Goat Island when I saw the horrified onlookers watching rescue crews. The pair was saved from a tragic end in contrast with a picturesque landscape photgraph which entirely masks the excitement of the moment.