Michigan Nut Photography Year-in Review favorites from 2016

December 22, 2016  •  4 Comments

Mighty Mac Bridge reflectionsMighty Mac Bridge reflectionsNight lights at Mackinac Bridge reflecting in the calm waters


The end of the year is always a time for reflection and resolutions for the upcoming year. Some of my plans are the typical ones; eating healthier, getting more exercise, etc.. Then, there are the fun plans like buying new camera gear, finding new places to photograph, and meeting new people on the trail.

Reflecting upon 2016, I can say that it was a great year, and not just for the photography aspect. One other great part was my wife and I were blessed with a new granddaughter. We are very happy to be grandparents.

We continued our travels throughout Michigan discovering more adventure. New hiking trails, hidden waterfalls, dazzling northern lights and scenic Great Lakes shorelines.  I very much want to thank everyone that has been so supportive of my photography on social media, and to those that have purchased my work, it has been greatly appreciated. 


Below are several of my favorite shots from 2016.

Please feel free to share, and Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Behind O-Kun-de-Kun FallsBehind O-Kun-de-Kun FallsA shot from behind the wild and scenic O-Kun-de-Kun Falls.. I first attempted this shot a few years ago but didn't see a way of getting to the base of the falls. I found a way this time, and got a nice shower in the process.. Okun-de-Kun-Falls - The Baltimore River near Bruce Crossing, MI.


Tropical looking underwater features in lake Superior.Tropical looking underwater features in lake Superior.Tropical looking underwater features in lake Superior.

Cool under water features in Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


"Person watching a sunset in a sea cave""Hangin' at Paradise" Lake Superior CaveThe photographer watching the sunset from inside a Lake Superior cave Sunset from inside a Lake Superior cave near Munising, MI


"Aurora in the Moonlight"  Eagle Harbor Lighthouse"Aurora in the Moonlight" Eagle Harbor LighthouseNorthern Lights dancing above the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse on a moonlit night. Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula Northern Lights dancing in the sky above Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Keweenaw Peninsula.


Northern Lights-Brockway Mountain-MichiganNorthern Lights-Brockway Mountain-Michigan Northern Lights at Brockway Mountain overlook, Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.


Dawn at Lake of the CloudsDawn at Lake of the CloudsA gorgeous autumn morning at Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains State Park Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness


Beautiful autumn day at Hungarian Falls in the Keweenaw PeninsulaBeautiful autumn day at Hungarian Falls in the Keweenaw PeninsulaHungarian Falls in its autumn splendor, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Hungarian Falls near Hubbell, MI.


Rainbow Falls, Black River Scenic BywayRainbow Falls, Black River Scenic BywayThe wild & scenic Black River in western Upper Michigan Rainbow Falls, Black River Scenic Byway


Saint Patrick Parish, Parnell, MI.Saint Patrick Parish, Parnell, MI.The intricacies of this church and steeple are amazing. Built in 1884, the most beautiful church I've ever seen.

























Saint Patrick Parish, Parnell, MI


Snow-laden trees at Upper Bond FallsSnow-laden trees at Upper Bond FallsFreshly fallen snow blankets the trees at Upper Bond Falls

"Winter wonderland"  Bond Falls near Paulding, MI


"Deer Tracks""Deer Tracks"Deer tracks in the snow at Kitch-iti-Kipi (Big Springs) Manistique, Michigan "Deer Tracks" Kitch-iti-Kipi Big Springs, near Manistique, MI.


Misty melting ice at Mackinac BridgeMisty melting ice at Mackinac Bridge "Icy Straits"  Mackinac Bridge


"Seasons Collide""Seasons Collide"An early snow storm coats the autumn leaves with snow in rural Lower Michigan

"Seasons Collide"  Early snowfall in rural Montcalm County, MI.


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John McCormick is a lifelong Michigan resident and has been interested in Michigan Nature Photography for over 30 years. Michigan is a beautiful place to live and photographing that beauty is his absolute passion. To follow his recent work be sure to "like" his Facebook page.




Pat Childs(non-registered)
Every picture brings a smile to my face! Absolutely stunning photography♡
Linda Cannady(non-registered)
I admire the hard work and dedication and love that goes into each one of your photographs. They are beautiful and I have several in our home, here in Midland. I love nature and being outside. Wish I could get better with my photography too. I have a Nikon D-90 that I bought before our cruise to Alaska a few years ago. Guess I just need to go out and take lots more pictures! Any other bits of advice? Classes, lenses, etc...
Hope you have a "Merry Christmas" and I'll be looking forward to your pictures of 2017!
Sandra Shafer(non-registered)
Born in Michigan, but live elsewhere now so enjoy your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and have a Blessed and Happy New Year.
Debra Schatzer(non-registered)
John, your photos always take my breath away. I too have lived in Michigan my whole life and am in awe of some of our state's most beautiful sights. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Merry Christmas and keep taking these beautiful photos :)
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