Pure Michigan Facebook Fan Photos March 2014

As signs of spring began to peek through this March, our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared some stunning photography! From snowy winter sunsets to thawing river rapids, here are just a few of these fantastic photos from our fans. For more fan photos captured last month, check out the gallery on our Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Anchor Bay in Chesterfield, MI starting to thaw. Photo submitted by Make Macomb Your Home via Anne Nicolazzo.Anchor Bay in Chestefield Make Macomb Your Home Anne Nicolazzo

Sand peeks through the snow at 5th Ave Beach in Manistee, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Joy Fett.Joy Fett 5th Ave Beach Manistee MI

A Winter Walk in Emmet County. Photo submitted by Charlevoix Photography Club via Marie Hubert Friske.Charlevoix Photography Club Winter Walk in Emmet County Marie Hubert Friske

Gills Pier Ice Cave near Leland, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Michelle Perszyk Thomas.Gills Pier Ice Cave Leland Michelle Perszyk Thomas

Underneath the Magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Photo by Facebook fan Leandro Martins.Leandro Martins PhotoArtBrazil

Melting ice formations near St. Joseph, MI.  Photo by Facebook fan Josh Nowicki.Josh Nowicki St. Joseph MI

The St. Joseph Lighthouse shines through the night. Photo by Facebook fan Tammy Scott.Tammy Scott St Joseph Lighthouse

Ice breaking up near Frankfort, MI. Photo by Mark Lindsay Photography.Sunrise in Frankfort Mark Lindsay

Black & White Upper Bond Falls in the Western Upper Peninsula. Photo by Michigan Nature Photos – Photography by Greg Kretovic.Upper Bond Falls Michigan Nature Photos Paulding MI

Sunrise on the backroads of Allegan County. Photo by Facebook Fan Craig Gardiner.Sunrise on the backroads of Allegan County Craig Gardiner

Which photo from March is your favorite?

Five Fantastic Pure Michigan Instagram Fan Photos from December

From holiday lights to Northern Lights and icy landscapes to snowy sunsets, our Pure Michigan Instagram fans truly captured the beauty of Pure Michigan in December! These remarkable photos remind us how great it is to see such wonderful Pure Michigan sights year round. Here are five of our favorite photos from this month. For more fan photos, check out our SeptemberOctober and November roundups and follow us on Instagram.

An icy view of Presque Isle taken from Picnic Rocks near Marquette, MI by @tracieblazei via @yoopershirts:

A colorful morning sunrise on Lake Superior by @satcheldog:

A winter wonderland found in East Lansing, MI by @meg_mall:

An amazing shot of the Northern Lights in Marquette, MI by @ztwede:

Rolling waves on a snow covered beach on Lake Superior by @mparrrv:

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 repost.

Announcing the 2nd Annual Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest

UPDATE: Carla White of Christmas, MI has been announced as the winner of the 2nd Annual Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest. Carla’s photo of a sunset over Lake Superior near Christmas, MI (below) will be featured in the 2014 Pure Michigan Travel Guide. Congratulations Carla! 

Carla White's winning photo submission of a sunset over Lake Superior near Christmas, MI.

 

We had a blast marveling over the phenomenal photos our fans submitted during last year’s Pure Michigan Moments photo contest. Since we had such a wonderful turn out, we’re excited to once again invite fans of Pure Michigan to share their favorite “Michigan Moment” as part of the 2nd Annual Pure Michigan Moments photo contest!

The winning photo and the photographer’s name will be published in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide. The photo submission period of the contest kicks off today (November 1, 2013) and will run through November 10th.

After entries are submitted, fans will be able to vote for their favorite photo on the Pure Michigan Facebook page from November 11th- November 17th.

Fans can submit photos directly to the Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab, or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #puremichigancontest. All submissions will be automatically fed into the customized Facebook tab on Pure Michigan’s page, where fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photos.

The winner will be chosen from the top 10 photos, as voted on by fans, based on which photo best represents the quality and character of Pure Michigan. You must be a fan of Pure Michigan on Facebook to view the photos and vote.

The winning photo will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide.  One million copies of the guide will be printed, with 650,000 copies being distributed with the March/April issue of Midwest Living magazine.

Here is the winning photo from last year’s contest by Sean Chess of Coldwater, MI at the St. Joseph Lighthouse. For more inspiration, visit our Pure Michigan Facebook page, Instagram, or Flickr channels.

Head over to the Pure Michigan Facebook page to learn more and start submitting your photos today!