Like the remains of broken glass, piles of Lake Superior ice littered the shoreline this morning near the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse – what an awesome sight. The sound was incredible, too, as the shards of ice were being gently moved by the water and wind. Marquette, Michigan - 1/13/15
Settlers on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula tried for decades to tame the land. It was logged, burned, drained and farmed, but in the end, nature beat them all back. A peace was found in 1935 when Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established. Now, over 95,000 acres provide habitats to migratory birds and other wildlife. Visitors can explore on foot, bikes, and by kayak, spotting birds and taking incredible pictures like this one. Photo by Dawn Kopp. Check out more awesome refuge images at http://on.doi.gov/1L4ck9w
We had our first snowfall in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan just over a week ago (10/17/15) and it was pretty spectacular! Here was the view at Laughing Whitefish Falls near Sundell, MI. The mix of snow and autumn colors made for a very unique sight! Enjoy a short video of the snow below.
The arrival of winter along the majestic shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Lake-effect snow showers create a dramatic sky while a Great Lakes freighter travels along the horizon. Nov. 2015.