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Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into otherworldly blue ice shards

Rising temperatures have caused thawing of Lake Michigan that has produced stunning ice shard formations.

A spring thaw has shattered Lake Michigan into pieces and it’s a beautiful sight.

The water under the ice has pushed giant shards of it into mesmerizing patterns, creating the perfect setup for breathtaking photos in areas like South Haven, Michigan.

Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into crazy looking blue ice shards
Shards of ice pile up on Lake Michigan along the South Haven Pier in South Haven, Michigan on Tuesday. AP

Approximately 56 percent of Lake Michigan has been covered in ice but rising temperatures at the outset of spring have caused the stunning ice formations that look like the backdrop for the Night King and his army of the undead in a climactic battle in “Game of Thrones.”

Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into crazy looking blue ice shards
Water under the ice has caused the shards to move into a stunning display. AP
Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into crazy looking blue ice shards
More than half of Lake Michigan was still frozen only two weeks ago. AP
Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into crazy looking blue ice shards
It looks like the Night King from “Game of Thrones” might pop up at any second.AP
Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into crazy looking blue ice shards
The U.S. Coast Guard has warned people not to get too close to the ice in Lake Michigan for their own safety. AP

While the ice has been beautiful to photograph, the U.S. Coast Guard wants people to make sure they maintain their distance from it.

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