#TBT The Ice Caves of Leelanau from Ken Scott

Lake Michigan … crystal cave II, photo by Ken Scott Photography “My creative eye is always on. It doesn’t get bored. A lot of people get stuck on seeing things only one way, like the wide view or closeup view … but there’s everything in between. Boredom would come when you’re getting stuck in seeing … Continue reading #TBT The Ice Caves of Leelanau from Ken Scott

Ice Caves Return to Lake Michigan

Ice Caves Return, photo by Heather Higham With a long run of temps in the single digits and teens and the mercury way down to -11 here in Traverse City this morning, I wasn’t all that surprise to learn that ice caves and other formations are starting to form on Lake Michigan. Ice caves off the Leelanau Peninsula … Continue reading Ice Caves Return to Lake Michigan

Ice Caves of Leelanau: The Book

Lake Michigan … ice cave sunset, photo by Ken Scott Last winter some incredible ice formations piled up off the coast of the Leelanau Peninsula, and the photographer on the scene was my friend & Michigan in Pictures regular Ken Scott. Ken has published a book, Ice Caves of Leelanau, that features some of his best … Continue reading Ice Caves of Leelanau: The Book

The Ice Caves of Leelanau

IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATE! The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department has declared the ice caves on Lake Michigan unsafe!! The winds have moved the ice and there is now open water within feet of the caves, and the strong winds expected today and tomorrow will continue to push water and ice inland. There are also large cracks … Continue reading The Ice Caves of Leelanau

Exploring the Eben Ice Caves

Exploring the Ice Caves, photo by Michigan Nature Photog View Greg’s photo bigger and see more in his great Winter slideshow. Catch another shot of the ice caves here and here on Facebook. While you’re there, Greg is also holding a contest and giving a print to 2 winners! Last year I shared a photo feature … Continue reading Exploring the Eben Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness

A Healthy Green Glow, photo by nasunto I know it’s wintertime when I start seeing a lot of people asking about the Eben Ice Caves. Like many of the subjects on Michigan in Pictures, I don’t know much more than what I write on the blog. Recently, however, a good-hearted soul created the Eben Ice Caves … Continue reading Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness

Build-up: Inside the Eben Ice Caves

Build-up, photo by nasunto. “The drips of water falling from above created wonderful echoes and added to the cave atmosphere. There is much variation of color and texture to the ice in different parts of the cave. Some formations were smooth and clear, others were bumpy and hollow-sounding, and there were some columns that looked … Continue reading Build-up: Inside the Eben Ice Caves

Into the Icy Void at the Eben Ice Caves

Into the icy void, photo by Anapko. I know that winter is here when the searchers start showing up – 50 or 100 or more each day – for the Eben Ice Caves. In our first post on the Eben ice caves, Northern Michigan University professor Dr. John Anderton (who I got to know by … Continue reading Into the Icy Void at the Eben Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves: Fortress of Solitude, Michigan Branch

Ice Caves_3986, photo by Mike Hainstock. Mike took a trip to the Eben Ice Caves (click that link for the what & where) with the Superiorland Photography Club. He took the opportunity to try out his Vivitar 285 flashes, wireless triggers and some colored gels, and fellow Absolute Michigan group member Kim Nixon was there … Continue reading Eben Ice Caves: Fortress of Solitude, Michigan Branch

Return to the Eben Ice Caves

icecave, photo by johndecember. A lot of folks have been coming by this month looking for pictures of the Eben Ice Caves in the UP’s Alger County (also known as the Rock River Canyon Ice Caves). Check out John’s Eben Ice Caves slideshow for a whole bunch of cool photos! You can learn a lot … Continue reading Return to the Eben Ice Caves