Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth frozen
While these images may look like the Arctic or Antarctica, they're actually much closer to home.

As a result of the recent 'explosive cyclogenesis' - a term used by meteorologists to describe dramatic or destructive unexpected weather events - the sea at Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth, Massachusetts has frozen over.

Persistent temperatures as low as -20F (-30C) caused the upper layers of water to freeze solid enough for locals to walk on it. The frozen mass extended about 1 mile out from the beach.