A sculptor has created an incredible fully working boat… from ice.
The sculpture floats on water, moves in the water and can even take the weight of one person steering the vessel.
Ivan Karpitsky, from Belarus, has blown up social media with the astonishing creation that he built from scratch on the banks of the Tsnyanskoe reservoir outside Minsk, and a video of him cruising in it across the water.
Steel tubing in the hull and the rudder are the only two pieces of the boat that are not ice. Ivan glued together huge blocks of ice and started carving it out into the shape of a boat.
Ivan had to cut the boat free from the ice it was attached to below the hull to launch the vessel on its maiden voyage.
Ivan has left fans on his social media accounts, where he is well known for his ice sculptures, stunned when he was filmed stepping into the boat and guiding it across the water.
One fan said: “You do not cease to amaze. I thought the ship would be docked until spring and we would say goodbye to it, but it really sailed!”