Five Frame-Worthy Instagram Photos From Our Fans in February 2015

February in Pure Michigan brought snow-capped trees, sweet celebrations and striking scenery. Set against a backdrop of shimmering snow and ice, the winter photos we receive from our Pure Michigan Instagram community never cease to amaze us! Here are just a few of our favorites from February. 

 Turnip Rock in Port Austin. This unique view comes from @kbernock.

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Snowmobiling on the tree-lined trails in Boon, MI near Cadillac. Photo by @andypeninger.

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Simple winter splendor. Great shot of the majestic Mackinac Bridge from @tbulman01.

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A front row seat to a fiery winter sunset near Saugatuck courtesy of @papafinny.


Credit goes to @pottspics71 for snapping this incredible shot of frozen Munising Falls while exploring the Upper Peninsula.

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Fifteen Pure Michigan Moments To Inspire Your Next Getaway

Another successful Pure Michigan Moments photo contest is in the books. This year, a record 4,000 photos were submitted! We were absolutely blown away by the number of images that truly captured the beauty and character of Pure Michigan. These 15 awe-inspiring Pure Michigan moments are reason enough to pack your bags and make a trip to the Mitten State. 

To view all of the submissions from this year’s contest, visit

Congratulations to our winning photographer, Ryan Zeller! We love this wintry sunrise taken in Lexington, MI. Read about Ryan’s winning entry here.

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Amazing sunset at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, MI. Photo by Joe Gee

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Turnip Rock in Port Austin. Photo by Shalee Blackmer.


AuSable River near Oscoda. Photo by Steve Femminineo.


South Haven, MI. Photo by Pete Shannon.

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Rise and shine on Douglas Lake. Photo by Michael Tokarz.

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Lake Michigan wave action at McGulpin Point. Photo by Linda Sorensen.


Michigan love at Rosy Mound Natural Area. Photo by Dane Vermeulen.

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Manistique, MI. Photo by Carly Maas.


Grand Rapids, MI. Photo by Amy Kopec.


Backpacking in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo by Gary McCormick.


The Presque Isle River on a fall morning. Porcupine Mountains State Park, Ontonagon, MI. Photo by Brad Terry.

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Hickory Corners, MI. Photo by Joey Stap.

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Loving the sand at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Photo by Deb Oung.


Wagner Falls near Munising. Photo by Paul Schrader.


Do you have a Pure Michigan moment to share? Tag it with #PureMichigan on Instagram or Twitter or post it to our Pure Michigan Facebook page!

Five Phenomenal Instagram Photos From Our Fans in October 2014

Fall in Michigan is a photographer’s paradise! Last month, our Pure Michigan Instagram community perfectly captured the beauty of our Pure Michigan fall. From sunrises to a lunar eclipse, here are a few favorites shared with us in October. For more, see our JulyAugust and September roundups and be sure to follow Pure Michigan on Instagram.

 What a way to start the day! A pastel sunrise hues over Houghton, MI from Instagram user  @jlfuller989.


 Nice shot of Turnip Rock in Port Austin beginning to change for the season. Photo by Instagram user @jlsuper.


Colorful trees surround Tahquamenon Falls like multi-colored gems. Photo by Instagram user @visitthesault.


Did you see the lunar eclipse last month? This shot of the blood moon was captured over Grand Haven by @csmith8504.


Sometimes the best fall colors are right in your own backyard! Photo by Instagram user @hockeygirl0011.


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.”