Images of the Chesapeake on Ice

For some of us, the recent deep freeze is an opportunity to observe nature as we rarely get to see it.

For others, like Maryland's Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, it's a threat to public safety that forced several ice breaker boats onto the water for very cold missions.

Here are some of the photos shared on social media, which show the impact of the ice around the Bay.

Megan Viviano