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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.

Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of the glacier. Air bubbles are squeezed out and ice crystals enlarge, preventing the passage of light and making the ice appear blue.

In the middle of her work shift Sunday morning, mother-of-three Tori Burley received a text message from her father that excited her: ‘The blue ice is back!’

 

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Stunning photographs have capture the epic natural phenomenon known as blue ice forming on Michigan’s upper and lower peninsula

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

Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of the glacier. Air bubbles are squeezed out and ice crystals enlarge, preventing the passage of light and making the ice appear blue

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It had been seven years since Burley, a freelance photographer who grew up in Mackinaw City, Michigan, spotted blue ice chunks along the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway that flows under the Mackinac Bridge, connecting two Great Lakes – Lake Michigan and Lake Huron

It had been seven years since Burley, a freelance photographer who grew up in Mackinaw City, Michigan, spotted blue ice chunks along the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway that flows under the Mackinac Bridge, connecting two Great Lakes – Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

‘The blue ice is incredible, when it shows up, it’s like these mountains of ice just appear on the shores out of nowhere,’ Tori Burley told the Detroit Free Press.

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