I am absolutely, head over heels captivated by these ice formations. I'm no geologist but I see a lot of how some of the mountains, hills, etc. may have been originally formed as the crust of the earth moved around. Of course the rock doesn't melt again and so some of it is washed away by wind and water, and large pieces fall off and dirt blows in to fill in underneath. Ice, of course, is just temporary. I'm not certain, but my guess is that we get more and better ice formations on the Great Salt Lake because the high salt content means the water must get even colder to freeze and so it also melts sooner, then moves because of wind and the water moving under the ice and then refreezing very quickly when it hits the right temperature. Those are just my theories - I'd love to hear yours, especially if you really know.
This shot is much more for interest in the movement and action of these formations than for it's artistry. I have some coming up in the next few days that I am more excited about artistically.