Perseverance by Mark Smith

Perseverance: Leelanau Surf Season Ramps Up!

Mark got a great shot of this intrepid surfer yesterday at Van's Beach in Leland. While most sensible folk want nothing to do with Lake Michigan after September, surfers are clearly a different breed!
Sleeping Bear Bay from the Alligator Hill Viewpoint by Mike Carey

Sleeping Bear Bay from Alligator Hill

Mike got a fantastic shot from the Alligator Hill Trail in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Lake Michigan ... solstice sunset, moonrise by Ken Scott

Riders on the Storm

Here's a simply stunning shot by Mark Smith of a stormfront rolling over the Manitou Islands.
Mawby Line 5 bubbly

Mawby partners with Great Lakes documentary crew

UpNorth Live reports that Mawby Sparking Wine in Suttons Bay is partnering with an independent documentary crew to help spread awareness about the water quality of the Great Lakes.
April 16 Aurora on Sleeping Bear Bay by visitsleepingbear

Aurora Spring

Here's a stunning shot of last weekend's northern lights from @visitsleepingbear on Instagram. Give them a follow!
Wreck of the Westmoreland by Chris Roxburgh

Diving the Westmoreland Shipwreck

The Westmoreland is a 160-foot passenger steamer sank more than 150 years ago in the icy waters off what is known now as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Push Ice Lake Michigan by Charles Bonham

(More) Ice is Nice

The Traverse City Ticker reports that with less than 2% ice coverage so far, the Great Lakes are experiencing record low ice cover this winter.
That Distant Land by Mark Smith

That Distant Land

Gorgeous shot of the sun setting on the Manitou Passage by Mark.
A Cold Drink by Mark Smith

A cold drink of water

Mark captured this shot on the beach in Leland. Definitely not swimming weather!!

Remembering Greg Reisig

This week I lost a friend & mentor, Greg Reisig, a man with an amazingly gentle soul who could nonetheless be fierce & determined in defense of Michigan’s environment.
Clouds over North Manitou Island by Mary Westbrook

Clouds over North Manitou Island

Here's a simply stunning shot of North Manitou Island at the beginning of August. Head over to the Traverse City Camera Club on Facebook for more photos by Mary from an amazing day on Lake Michigan! 
Lake Michigan ... solstice sunset, moonrise by Ken Scott

Happy Summer Solstice everyone!

Summer will officially arrive to Leelanau TODAY (Saturday, June 20) with the summer solstice at 5:43:32 PM.