Follow along as Michigan Upper Peninsula photographer Greg Kretovic captures the beautiful U.P. throughout the seasons. To view his complete collection of photos and purchase prints, visit www.MichiganNaturePhotos.com.
With today’s strong winds (and periodic snow!), the giant ice sheets were alive on the big lake. Such an awesome sight and sound! The section closest to me was stable, and you can really see the speed of the massive ice sheet behind it as it moves past. In the second clip you can hear the ice crashing close to where I was standing which was pretty neat to hear. Marquette, MI - 4/22/14. Please feel free to share. ~ www.MichiganNaturePhotos.com
A view of last evening’s Northern Lights and meteor activity over Lake Superior. I missed the peak of the auroras but the beautiful starry night and zipping meteors from the Lyrids made it still a great night to be out. Marquette, MI 4/20/14.
The first Great Lakes freighters arrived in Marquette, MI during the overnight which is quite the challenge this year. (Almost a full month behind schedule.) In parts of Lake Superior, the ice is 2-3 ft. deep and the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working steady to break ice channels for the ships. It’s pretty amazing for being the mid of April and having these tough conditions. The winter many will not forget.
With spring underway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, mighty Lake Superior is starting to break up. As the wind blows, the massive ice chunks to start to pile up and create these massive ice mountains. Marquette, MI - 4/11/14
Here’s a few shots from my Saturday visit to Bond Falls in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Fresh snow overnight and temps. near 15 degrees made it feel like January rather than the end of March. To me, the conditions were perfect with random snow flurries and breaks in the clouds to create some dramatic scenery. There are many parts to these falls which make it really fun to view and photograph. The waterfall area is a Michigan DNR Scenic Site and can be visited through out the seasons. Paulding, Michigan - 3/22/14