Incredible close-up pictures of ice captured in minute detail on the streets of Moscow

Freeze frame: Incredible close-up pictures of ice captured in minute detail on the streets of MoscowThey were taken by Russian photographer Andrew Osokin in MoscowHe braved the cold using Nikon D-80 and D-90 cameras and special lensesHe doesn't use a studio, just takes pictures of what he sees while walking | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 20 December 2012 These spell-binding pictures bring a whole new meaning to the term freeze frame. They look like painstakingly carved ice art that even the most experienced sculptors would be proud of

The magnificent Instagram images of iconic London in 2012

London, by Instagram: Unusual exhibition of images taken and edited in 2012 using smartphones | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 13 December 2012 These dazzling artworks depict the capital in ways never seen before – and they are all photos captured and edited on mobile phones. The images, edited using smartphone app Instagram, are part of Iconic London 2012, which showcases the work of some of the best mobile photographers on the arts scene. Instagramers London is exhibiting the work of 30 influential 'IGers', who will each present their own unique vision of the city in a memorable year.

London calling: From a light show on Millennium Bridge to an "invisible" double decker, award-winning photos of the capital

London calling: From Battersea Power Station to a bird's-eye view of the Thames… award-winning photos of the capital 1,500 entrants in competition to capture the spirit of LondonSnaps include dazzling scenes of Big Ben, Hampstead Heath, Portobello Road and Greenwich | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 5 December 2012 A light trail fizzes across the Millennium Bridge, while in the background St Paul's is barely visible under the night sky. This electrifying image was among 1,500 entries in a photography competition by Beefeater Gin to 'bottle the spirit of London'