No, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. (Though, it's been mentioned now, so... kind of?) Antarctic researchers have shared images of the rarely seen scaly ice formation referred to as dragon ice.
The Nathan B Palmer icebreaker research vessel is continuing an expedition near the south pole even as winter approaches and most research boats move toward warmer weather. The 27 scientists from eight countries aboard the ship are researching Antarctic polynya, which are areas where ice forms rapidly due to "katabatic" winds, which can hit hurricane strengths. Sometimes the ice freezes into these beautiful ornate patterns reminiscent of dragon scales.
“Dragon-skin ice is very rare, bizarre, evidence of a darker chaos in the cryospheric realm, not seen in Antarctica since 2007,” said IMAS researcher Dr. Guy Williams in a statement. It's a rare sight, but that's in part because winter in Antarctica is a bitch and there aren't many people hanging around throwing parties.