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Blue ice is piled Feb. 26, 2018, on Lake Huron at the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge is in the background.(Photo: Courtesy of Tori Burley)

Stunning photographs have captured the epic natural phenomenon known as blue ice forming on Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas over the weekend.

Photographers flocked to The Great Lake State’s shoreline to capture the irregular rectangles towering with the iconic Mackinac Bridge in the background.

Photographer Dustin Dilworth shot some stunning drone footage of the blue ice along the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City earlier this week. The Straits of Mackinac is a series of narrow waterways between the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Dilworth says the ice stacks have been forming over the past few days. Some of the stacks are as high as 30 feet in the air.

You can view the drone footage here: https://www.facebook.com/d3im
Another photographer named Tory Burley captured stunning images that are posted on this website.

Blue Ice Mountains Pt. 1

The shores of Mackinaw City have been invaded by story high and beyond piles of bright blue ice, but why? And photos, of course!

Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, and is compressed and becomes part of that glacier. Air bubbles squeeze out and ice crystals emerge, preventing the passes of light and making the ice appear blue.

Blue ice is piled Feb. 26, 2018, on Lake Huron at the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge is in the background.(Photo: Courtesy of Tori Burley)

To see the blue ice, you need to be quick. As February turns into March and temperatures rise, the ice in the Straits of Mackinac is beginning to melt.

Photographer Tori Burley captures a stunning photo of blue ice forming under the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. (trilliumandpine.com/Tori Burley)

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