Sunday, February 9, 2014

Greetings from the Land of Ice and Snow

Ice crystal, camera flash, and sunrise...the closest I get to Wisconsin's natural wonders this winter.
If you have managed to live your life this year and have not stumbled across pictures of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands this winter, I urge you to follow this link.  There is some incredible photography out there.  Our Polar Vortex has made caves typically visited by kayak off Lake Superior accessible to any hardy enough for the extreme cold hike.  The beauty of this place is surreal.

These natural wonders right here in Wisconsin are beyond words and other worldly, including this picture by Jeff Rennicke which was taken at the Apostle Islands during the Northern Lights.  This photo was chosen as one of 300 semi-finalist shots out of 5,500 entries for the Wilderness Forever Photography contest -- Honeymoon Rock in the Apostle Islands under the northern lights. The finalists will be part of a display honoring the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act at the Smithsonian Institute.

I urge you to take a look!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing pictures! Thanks for the link. I've been to the UP and up in northern Wisconsin a fair amount - but have never been to the Apostles and have never seen the Northern Lights!