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Environment & Climate Change

Even winter haters think these ice caves are awesome

Lizzy Freed
Ice caves in northern Michigan

Very few people are amused with what this winter has brought Michigan.

The Associated Press wrote that the polar vortex (let's be honest, vortices) covered 79% of the Great Lakes in ice. 

It's not a record, but it's well above the long-term average of about 51 percent.

There's a lot of people who think this winter is the absolute worst, and there's science to back it up. Rebecca Williams investigated the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index on The Environment Report last week.  

All of this aside, there's at least one good thing that has happened this winter. Ice caves formed between Leland and Northport, Michigan.

They are really cool. These photos are from northern Michigan photographer Ken Scott. He explored the caves. 

Credit Ken Scott Photography / Facebook
Credit Ken Scott Photography / Facebook
Credit Ken Scott Photography / Facebook

Watch this video that Scott did to pretend that you're crawling through the caves. 

-- Lucy Perkins, Michigan Radio Newsroom