Five Outstanding Instagram Photos from Our Fans in March 2014

March in Pure Michigan is a time of transition from snowy scenery to blooming buds and new beginnings. Our Pure Michigan Instagram community embraced the changing seasons with some wonderful photos! From glowing auroras to melting winter ice, here are just a few of our favorites from March.

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Northern Lights glow in the nighttime sky in the Upper Peninsula. Photo by Instagram user @michellelazur.

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Taking in the view at Turnip Rock. Photo by Instagram user @rockitharder.

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Impressive Grand Island ice caves. Photo by Instagram user @shaleewanders.

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A pastel sunset over Oval Beach along Lake Michigan. Photo by Instagram user @jzitaphotos.

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A serene Detroit skyline in the afterglow of a sunset. Photo by Instagram user @egvoproductions.

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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.

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See Michigan’s Northern Lights in “North Country Dreamland”

Photographer Shawn Malone’s time lapse video of Michigan’s northern lights has been making its way around the web over the last week or so. The video compilation features aurora borealis (commonly called “northern lights”) and other rare night sky events from Northern Michigan. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below.


Music: David Helpling/Jon Jenkins

This video is Shawn’s first time lapse compilation, which she cut down to over 10,000 photo frames that equal 33 scenes of various night sky events in Northern Michigan. The shots were taken throughout 2012 on both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Below is a gallery of photos that Shawn shared with us from her adventures.

See more of Shawn’s work on the Lake Superior Photo Facebook page.

Have you seen the northern lights in person? Tell us where in the comments section below!