Five Fantastic Winter Instagram Photos From Our Fans in February 2014

In a month of snow-capped trees and sweet celebrations, our Pure Michigan Instagram community captured colorful shots to brighten up the season. Set against a backdrop of shimmering winter snow, these photos never cease to amaze us! Here are just a few of our favorites from February. For more fan photos, check out our NovemberDecember and January roundups and follow us on Instagram.

A beautiful blazing sunrise over the Detroit river captured by Instagram user @sunlover88.

Turnip Rock near Port Austin is a spectacular sight to behold in any season! Photo by Instagram user @mikeconnick.

Sundown at the  Frankfort lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @neilweaverphoto.

The faint glow of the Northern Lights captured in Marquette, MI. Photo by Instagram user @ztwede.

The colorful winter sun dips below the horizon in Manistee, MI. Photo by Instagram user @kayliemtoelle.

Have you captured a stunning shot in Pure Michigan recently?

If you’re on Instagram, follow us @puremichigan! If you’d like us to share your photos from across the state, please tag them with #PureMichigan to give us permission to “re-gram.”

From Our Community: Winter Sunrises and Sunsets 2014

We are fortunate to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets all year round in Pure Michigan. Last winter, we asked our Facebook fans to submit photos of winter sunrises and sunsets they had captured around the state. We were so blown away by their stunning submissions, that we asked to see the unique and captivating photos they’ve captured this season. Check out the gallery below from our Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Where in Pure Michigan do you go to see a colorful winter sunrise or sunset? If you have a photo to share, post it on our Pure Michigan Facebook page.

Natural Wonders: Eight Photos of Michigan’s Frozen Waterfalls

Did you know that there are more than 200 waterfalls in Michigan? Many of these are located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and are a beautiful sight to behold in any season. When the temperature drops during the deep winter months, the free-flowing falls freeze over and transform into magnificent winter wonders.

Michigan visitors and residents alike venture out to feast their eyes on these natural beauties (and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even learn how to ice climb one!). Some of these spectacular sights are relatively easy to access. Others require snowshoes, skis or a snowmobile. Find out how to access the frozen waterfall nearest you here.

In Michigan, you’re never more than six miles away from a natural water source. Why not take a day trip to marvel at Michigan’s frozen falls? For inspiration, here are eight fantastic photos of frozen Michigan waterfalls captured by our fans and other talented photographers around the state.

Frozen Munising Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo by Neil Weaver Photography.

 Ice formations at Tahquamenon Falls. Photo by: Tracie Bishop Kochanny

Ice Climbing in Munising, MI. Photo by: Kathryn Lund Johnson Nature Photography

Enormous icicles at Munising Falls. Photo by: Paul Arno Rose

Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Photo by: Jeffrey Foltice

Munising Falls. Photo by: Michigan Nut Photography

Behind Tannery Falls in Alger County. Photo by: Photo by: Brian Kainulainen Photography – BWANA Design

 Tannery Falls. Photo by: Brian Kainulainen Photography – BWANA Design

For more, check our our Facebook or Flickr page and follow us on Instagram! Have you ever seen a frozen waterfall in person?