This beautiful piece of art was created by Finnish snowshoers

A group of amateur snowshoers in Finland have made the most of recent snowfall by creating a giant work of art on a golf course.

160m across, the design is a mandala, a geometric configuration of symbols held as sacred in Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It was designed by Janne Pyykkö, an IT consultant, with the help of friends.

It took 11 snoeshow-clad volunteers two days to create the design in Espoo, Finland’s second largest city.

Snowshoeing is usually a type of hiking done in deep snow. It is thought to originate in Central Asia with fur traders, trappers and others dependent on getting around in deep snow. Snowshoes

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