As we look forward to the warmer days ahead, guest blogger and photographer Joshua Nowicki shares fifteen moments from Winter 2015 that took our breath away!
More than any other year, it was my goal to get out to enjoy and photograph the beauty of winter in Michigan. I enjoyed camping, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, ice climbing, and snowshoeing, and I visited ice covered lighthouses, forests blanketed in snow, ice caves, and frozen waterfalls. From the intricacy of a single snowflake to the grandeur of Lake Superior and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan is simply amazing. These are just a few of the photos I have taken during my adventures.
Karol Garrison stand up paddle boarding next to the ice covered lighthouse in Saint Joseph
Frozen sand “hoodoos” sculpted by high winds at Silver Beach County Park along Lake Michigan
The ice covered lighthouse in Saint Joseph at night
The refection of the ice covered lighthouse in South Haven reflected in a puddle on the pier
An icy crashing wave along the lake shore in Whitehall.
The view from the bridge in the Pigeon River State Forest Campground
Of all of the frozen waterfalls that I visited this winter, Tannery Falls in Munising was my favorite
Seth Haley ice climbing at Grand Island National Recreation Area
Snowflake on my stocking cap
David Dagenais riding his fat tire bike past an icy cave at Grand Island National Recreation Area
Snowmobiling on Lake Superior in Munising
Collin Wheeler backcountry skiing in Marquette
A piece of ice kicked up next to a footprint in the snow at Lake Bluff Park.
Relaxing on the ice while stand up paddle boarding taken by drone by Seth Haley Filmmaker & Photographer.
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