From Our Community: 10 Outstanding Photos of Our Beautiful Michigan Earth

In honor of Earth Day earlier this week, we asked our fans on Facebook and Twitter to share their photos of our beautiful Michigan earth. From flowering fields to singing streams and sandy shores, we were in awe of all the wonderful submissions!

What better way to showcase Michigan’s natural beauty than create a roundup of a few of our favorites. Here are ten outstanding photos from our fans to commemorate Earth Day 2014 and our beautiful Michigan earth. 

For more fan photos, visit our Flickr page or follow us on Instagram @PureMichigan

A crystal clear day at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo by Facebook Fan Marilyn Ang Cassell.

Pcitred Rocks National Lakeshore Marilyn Ang Cassell

Sugarloaf Lake near Schoolcraft. Photo by Facebook Fan MichiganPhyl Campbell Matteson.

MichiganPhyl Campbell Matteson Sugarloaf Lake Schoolcraft

Great view of the Mackinac Bridge. Photo by Facebook Fan Mandy Huff.

Mandy Huff Mackinac Bridge

Morning Hike on Isle Royale. Photo by Facebook Fan Lorentyna Baldus Harkness.

Lorentyna Baldus Harkness Isle Royale

Green trees and flowing falls in Munising, MI. Photo by Facebook Fan Kathryn Lund Johnson Nature Photography.

Kathryn Lund Johnson Nature photography Munising falls

Aquamarine waters at Arcadia Beach. Photo by Facebook Fan Karen Sue Packer.

karen sue packer arcadia beach

Sandy Sleeping Bear Dunes. Photo by Facebook Fan Jill Schultz.

Jill schultz sleeping bear dunesColorful Tulips in Holland, MI. Photo by Facebook Fan Gayle Unger Cooper.

Gayle Unger Cooper Tulip Time 2013

Rainbow along the Black River near Ironwood, MI. Photo by Facebook Fan Gary Jackson.

Gary Jackson Black River near Ironwood MI

Sunset over Ludington Beach. Photo by Facebook Fan Gabe Newkirk-Burkholder.

Gabe Newkirk-Burkholder ludington beach

Did you celebrate Earth Day this week? Let us know what you did! 

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.