Chicago's frozen Lake Michigan shatters magically, covering the lake in shards of ice

Warmer weather is bringing a chilly look to Lake Michigan.

The once-frozen-over body of water is starting to melt as spring approaches, which is causing the ice to break apart.

The pieces of ice are then pushed together by the water underneath, creating a stunning display of ice shards on the water.

The mesmerising mountains of ice have been captured in images and shared on social media.

While the frozen formations are great for photos, the US.Coast Guard is warning people from getting too close.

"No ice is safe ice, especially this time of year," US Coast Guard boatswain's mate Chief Petty Officer Grant Heffner told Michigan Live Wednesday. "The ice is certainly deteriorating and breaking up."