Try These Pure Michigan Backgrounds For Your Video Calls

As we’re all spending time at home, more and more people are turning to video conferencing software like Zoom to stay in touch with work colleagues and connect with family and friends. But being inside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of Michigan. From trails to the fresh coast to iconic destinations, use these images to add a Pure Michigan background to your virtual conversations.
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For many, catching a glimpse of the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon means adventure awaits. Keep the excitement going until your next trip across the Mighty Mac.
Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge at Sunset | Photo Courtesy of Nicole Lenneman
Anyone who’s visited Mackinac Island knows why it’s one of Michigan’s most iconic destinations. With photos of an island bike ride, the beloved Grand Hotel porch or a sunset at historic British Landing, your virtual conversation can take place in a scenic setting on the “Jewel of the Great Lakes.”
People on bicycles downtown on Mackinac Island
Biking on Mackinac Island | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Rocking chairs on front porch of Grand Hotel
Porch of the Grand Hotel | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Tulips in garden outside Grand Hotel
Tulips in Front of the Grand Hotel | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
People sitting in chairs on beach
British Landing | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
One of Michigan’s most iconic waterfalls, approximately 50,000 gallons of water rush over the brink of Tahquamenon Falls each second. Imagine the sound and find a moment of serenity with this beautiful backdrop.
People on observation deck beside Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

One of the most beloved shorelines in all of Michigan is Sleeping Bear Dunes. Relive your favorite summer vacations with this background of its scenic views.
Trail on dune over Lake Michigan
Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
The Soo Locks are a modern engineering marvel and a gem of Michigan. Using only gravity, the Locks raise and lower water levels so ships can safely pass the 21-foot difference between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Appreciate the ingenuity of the Soo Locks with this up-close background!
Freighter in Soo Locks
Freighter at the Soo Locks | Photo Courtesy of Edwin Gott
Michigan’s many trails lead to some incredible destinations, and many of them are a destination all on your own. Use these photos as your background so you can feel like you’re on your way to your perfect paradise.
Stairs leading to Lake in Marquette
Stairs to the Lake in Marquette | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Trail in forest in Upper Peninsula
Upper Peninsula Trail | Photo Courtesy of Ryan Resatka
Beloved by residents and visitors alike, Michigan’s beaches and the lighthouses standing watch over the Great Lakes are an essential part of what Michigan has to offer. With these images, admire Tawas Point Lighthouse or imagine you’re walking barefoot along a sandy shore at sunset. 
Shores of Port Crescent Beach
Sunset at Port Crescent Beach | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Tawas Point Light Station
Tawas Point Light Station | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Not much is better than spending time at one of Michigan’s many state parks, whether you’re exploring trails alone or gathering for recreation with friends. This background of W. Mitchell State Park is bound to make you feel like you’re living in a perfect summer evening.
Trees along lake at W. Mitchell State Park
W. Mitchell State Park | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Beneath the waters of the Great Lakes lie plenty of shipwrecks. At Thunder Bay Preservation in Alpena, you can dive under the waters yourself and explore seven such wrecks. Don your scuba mask and set this photo as your background so you’ll always feel like you’re having the underwater adventure of a lifetime.
Snorkeler swimming over shipwreck in Lake Huron
Thunder Bay Shipwreck | Photo Courtesy of Joe Gall
Kayaking through Michigan’s many waterways is an excellent way to reduce stress and enjoy the beauty of nature in our state. Conveniently, this background lets you do the same thing.
Kayak on River
Kayak on a River | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Visit-worthy attractions abound in Michigan—and not just outdoors. At The Henry Ford, you can explore the history of some of America’s most important innovations, or learn about how Michigan’s DNR protects valuable wildlife at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. Which will you choose?
Plane exhibit at The Henry Ford museum
Plane at the Henry Ford Museum | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Camping exhibit at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
DNR Outdoor Adventure Center | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

Kitch-iti-kipi is a natural spring full of clear, cool water. Visitors can take a raft to the center and enjoy looking all the way to the bottom while fish pass by. If you’ve never visited, it’s a must—but in the meantime, you can use this photo as your background.
Trees along water at Kitch-iti-kipi spring
Kitch-iti-kipi | Photo Courtesy of Ryan Resatka
Michigan is full of scenic overlooks that leave serious impressions. By using this photo from the Arcadia Overlook from Benzie County, you’re never far from a splendid Pure Michigan view.
Inspiration Point Overlook over Lake Michigan
Sunrise at Inspiration Point | Photo Courtesy of Dan Price

Michigan has more than 650 public, scenic golf courses nestled among the state’s natural beauty and designed by some of the game’s greatest architects. When you use this photo of Benton Harbor’s Harbor Shores Golf Club as your background, you’ll feel ready to tee up every time you come online.
Man putting golf ball in hole at Harbor Shores
Harbor Shores Golf Course | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Camping in Michigan is a time-honored tradition responsible for creating memories that last a lifetime. This background will have you feeling like you’re kicked back by the campfire until your next trip.
Tent and kayaks at campsite by Lake Michigan
Camping on Lake Michigan | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Michigan’s abundant waters make for a fisherman’s paradise. Whether fly fishing on Au Sable or taking a boat out on the lake, these backgrounds are sure to make you feel like you’re having a relaxed day out on the water, waiting for the next catch.
Fishers on boat in Alpena
Fishing in Alpena | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Woman fly fishing on the Au Sable River
Fly Fishing on Au Sable River | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
From the Riverwalk to the shores of Belle Isle, the Detroit Skyline will brighten the background of your virtual conversation.
River Walk by the Renaissance Center
Detroit Riverwalk | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan
Detroit Skyline along river
Detroit Riverwalk | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

Add a colorful touch of arts and culture to your video calls with images of iconic locations in Ann Arbor. 
Zingerman's Delicatessen
Zingerman's Delicatessen | Photo Courtesy of Visit Ann Arbor
Interior of Nickels Arcade
Nickels Arcade | Photo Courtesy of Visit Ann Arbor
Exterior of Nickels Arcade
Nickels Arcade | Photo Courtesy of Visit Ann Arbor
Shops in downtown Ann Arbor
Downtown Ann Arbor | Photo Courtesy of Visit Ann Arbor