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These are frozen bubbles.

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They kind of look like everything you've ever hoped space travel would look like.

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Essentially, these underwater pockets of air met with extreme cold and became frozen in their tracks.

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Sometimes they're more like giant air pockets than little bubbles:

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Also, you can skate over them with varying degrees of the certainty of your safety...

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Sometimes, they form deep stacked columns in the water...

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I'm roughly 80% certain that ice bubbles inspired roughly 80% of early '70s design sensibilities.

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I'm also about 80% sure nature just got really inspired by Monet's water lillies and tried to copy...

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These particularly crazy bubbles are up at Abraham Lake in Alberta, Canada...

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But basically, I think we can all agree that ice bubbles are pretty much the coolest thing ever...