Michigan in Pictures Top 5 for 2021

It’s once again time for me to look back on another year of Michigan in Pictures. Today is actually the 16th anniversary of the very first Michigan in Pictures post! In 2021, I posted 232 photos of the Great Lakes State along with exactly 35,693 words that were viewed on Facebook, Twitter & here nearly 2 million times! Definitely pretty cool to know my offerings are well received. OK, on to the list…


Frozen Lake Michigan & the Mighty Mac by Shelbydiamondstar Photography

Some years the top photo is a close one but with well over 250,000 views, this stunning shot of the Mighty Mac in shared March 5th left absolutely no doubt! Head over to her Facebook page for more great shots!


Frankfort Light Dream Shot by Noah Sorensen

Frankfort Light by Noah Sorenson

If you can believe it (and I can because it happened) the year’s second most popular pic was shared one day before on March 4th! For reference, the top of the tower is 67 feet above Lake Michigan! Follow Noah on Facebook or Instagram and definitely follow your dreams!


Sunset over Munising Bay by Michigan Nut Photography

Sunset over Munising Bay by Michigan Nut

I’ve been featuring photos from John McCormick aka Michigan Nut here for quite a while, and once again he’s got one of the year’s top photos with this beauty he shared in April. See lots more on his Facebook page and view & purchase his work (including calendars) at michigannutphotography.com.


Sunrise at Tahquamenon by Dan Gaken

Sunrise at Tahquamenon by Dan Gaken

Seems like there was something in the air in March of 2021 in addition to Covid, because this a stunning sunrise at Tahquamenon Falls that I shared on March 1st is clocks in at number 4 on the list.  See more from Dan in his Michigan’s Upper Peninsula gallery on Flickr!


Mac & Trees by Noah Sorensen Photo

Mac & Trees by Noah

All props to Noah for two appearances on the list as well as the absolute banger of a title on this pic shared November 1st! Head over to his Instagram for the latest.

Thank you all for another great year & if you’re able, I always appreciate a little love through my Patreon!

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9 thoughts on “Michigan in Pictures Top 5 for 2021

  1. Congratulations on 16 years of dedication to sharing the beauty of our great state. This is definitely an email I look forward to opening every day. May your audience increase and the pool of photos worthy of a share also increase in 2022. Thank you for your work.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I found your blog via a link from a blog in Turkey. I’m a Michigan native from Lapeer, have been in Las Vegas for ten years now. Thanks for the beautiful views!

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    1. Wow that’s quite a journey! FYI I lived in Vegas for 3 years & the experience of not being around water & trees that change color & snow was one of the prime reasons for me starting Michigan in Pictures!!

      PS: Hope you get to check out some of the views at Red Rocks. Love hiking out there (though “out there” is WAY closer to Vegas than it was when I lived there).

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      1. Thanks for your comment! I was near Red Rock Canyon recently and have hiked the area over the years. I do miss snowmobiling but find that I don’t tolerate the cold weather well these days. It’s too nice here to go back to Michigan other than visiting family.


  3. All beautiful images of the Mitten State. I think the fury of the waves and spray against the Frankfort Lighthouse is my favorite, though they are all so representative of the Great Lakes State and belong in a “Pure Michigan” commercial!

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