When I grew up in Detroit we had long snow-filled winters. Weekends and holidays were filled with building snow forts, throwing snowballs and ice skating on the frozen pond in nearby Palmer Park. This winter brought back these memories because snow, ice and frigid temperatures were this year’s story of the lakes. Nearly 90 percent of the lakes froze solid and satellite images and updates of the percentages filled the news.
For me the best part were the photographs of the ice caves in the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. I so wish I could have done the walk to the ice caves across a frozen Lake Superior! I saw and photographed the caves from the boat tour I took in 2012 like the one below.
But what a thrill to see the images captured by those who walked the mile across Lake Superior to experience the ice caves and photograph them. I enjoyed so many images and found a nice collection of 18 by photographers Eric Miller and Paul Johnson in Alan Taylor’s photography blog in the Atlantic. Starting with the journey over the big lake to the caves, below are a few of my favorites from Miller and Johnson (hover over the images with your mouse for the name of photographer and click for a larger view). I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! And, of course, I trust you will respect the copyright protections of these photographs as well as my own.