Ten Remarkable Photos from Winter 2014

It’s no secret that winter 2014 in Pure Michigan was record-breaking. With snow and ice blanketing the state, nature responded with some pretty amazing winter wonders. From ice caves to ice balls, and frozen waterfalls to frozen lighthouses, we’ve rounded up a few of the most magnificent marvels that our Pure Michigan winter brought this year. Here are ten remarkable photos from winter 2014 to help us bid winter weather farewell and welcome in the new spring season!

For more fan photos, be sure to check out our Pure Michigan Flickr and follow us on Instagram!

Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves - Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Eben Ice Caves – Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Ice Balls

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

“Pancake Ice”

Pancake Ice

Ice formations on Lake Huron. Photo courtesy of Facebook fan Rebecca Eltervoog VanBrienen

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Lighthouses

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Record-Breaking Snowfall

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

A Frozen Ice Tree

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

Sand and Snow Art

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

Snow Rollers

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechorette.

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechotte.

Blue Ice

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

What was the most remarkable winter marvel you witnessed in Pure Michigan this season?

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.

Have you captured a stunning shot in Pure Michigan recently?

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Pure Michigan January 2014 Fan Photos

Glistening snow and ice blanketed Pure Michigan throughout the month of January. Our fans enjoyed the weather with skiing, snowboarding, winter festivals and more! Here’s a look back at some marvelous fan photos shared with us by our Pure Michigan Facebook community this month. Check out more fan photos on the Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Which photo from January is your favorite? If you have a photo to share with us, visit the Pure Michigan Facebook page and post it there.