Sneak Peek at the 2013 Pure Michigan Calendar

The 2013 Pure Michigan Calendar is now available to pre-order in the Pure Michigan Store. Here’s a sneak peek at each month’s photo – including locations.

Calendars will begin shipping the week of November 19th. Which month’s photo is your favorite? Share with us in the comments section below!

Cover photo:

Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Wilderness State ParkPhoto courtesy Chris Arace on behalf of Pure Michigan.


Mount Bohemia, Lac La Belle. Photo courtesy of Mount Bohemia Ski Resort.


Big Sable Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Brad Reed.


View of the Mackinac Bridge from Mackinaw City. Photo courtesy of John McCormick.


Driving America Exhibition in Henry Ford Museum, part of The Henry FordPhoto courtesy of Bill Bowen.


Les Cheneaux Islands, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Photo courtesy of Chris Arace on behalf of Pure Michigan.  


Lower Tahquamenon Falls, Tahquamenon Falls State ParkPhoto courtesy of Chris Arace on behalf of Pure Michigan.


Detroit skyline during the International Freedom Festival celebration. Photo courtesy of SNWEB.ORG Photography, LLC.


Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Wilderness State Park. Photo courtesy of Chris Arace on behalf of Pure Michigan.


Treetops Resort, Gaylord. Photo courtesy of Treetops Resort.


Conrad Road “Tunnel of Trees,” Ludington areaPhoto courtesy of Todd Reed.


Hamlin LakePhoto courtesy of Todd Reed.


Ludington State ParkPhoto courtesy of Todd Reed.  

See the 2013 Pure Michigan Calendar in the Pure Michigan Store.

Be A Pure Michigan Guest Photographer on Instagram

Thanks to the photos that have been shared with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we’ve seen that Pure Michigan fans are capable of capturing the state’s nature and beauty like no other. If you follow Pure Michigan on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that we feature a number of these photos from fans each week.

We also handed over our account a couple of times this year to fans to take photos on behalf of Pure Michigan at exciting local events. @tonydetroit captured shots from the Pure Michigan 400 in August, while @jeepwriter was onsite at Navy Week in September to share photos. Now, we’re opening up our guest photographer program to you!

If you’d like to be considered to be a guest photographer on Pure Michigan’s Instagram page, please email your submissions to Here’s what we’ll need from you:

  • First and last name
  • Instagram username
  • Email address (if it’s different than the one you’re sending from)
  • City and state
  • 1-3 paragraphs on why you’d like to serve as a guest photographer for Pure Michigan’s Instagram page, including your favorite Michigan events or attractions
  • Optional: Twitter ID (and your permission to promote your content on Twitter and other social channels)

We won’t be able to feature everyone, but we’ll be in touch if there’s an opportunity for you.

As a reminder, you’re always welcome to tag your photos with #PureMichigan to give us permission to repost outside of the guest program. Again, we can’t feature everything, but we do look at all tagged photos and appreciate your sharing with us.

If you’re looking for other opportunities to share your photography skills, be sure to check out our Pure Michigan Moments photo contest (still running through November 9th, 2012).

Are you following @puremichigan on Instagram? What do you like most about the social channel?