Last Friday afternoon, photographer Nick Ulivieri was on an aerial photoshoot for a client when the helicopter pilot took a long turn out over Lake Michigan so he could better capture the shadow of the Hancock Center. After reviewing his photos later he quickly realized the exaggerated autumn shadow of the skyline looked fantastic when he flipped the photo.

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Strange reflections

As an airliner approached its landing at Chicago’s O'Hare airport a rare glimpse of a reflected upside down city leapt forth from a break in the dusk time clouds, looking like something that should belong in the land of Faerie. In fact, the city’s shadow was cast onto Lake Michigan by the lowering sun, and reflected in the still waters along with the solar orb’s orangey glow, appearing to the passenger as an upside down city hanging off the clouds..

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Strolling by the water at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana is a serene experience. The sun sparkles on the water and the breeze blows your troubles off your shoulders. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore’s 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Even seeing the Chicago skyline 35 miles away across Lake Michigan makes it seem like the rest of the world is far away. Photo by National Park Service.

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Yay for sedimentary processes in timelapse! Here is sand being deflated slowly by the wind along Lake Michigan