February ice floes surround Beaver, Garden, High, and Hog Islands, and ice fills the Straits.
The Tip of the Mit’s many inland lakes are in the prime of ice-fishing season.
It can take a while to figure out what’s land, what’s ice, and what’s clouds, but it’s all beautiful.
The Leelanau Peninsula is visible in the bottom-left corner of the photo; Grand Traverse Bay is starting to ice up, too.
In the uncropped version of the photo (see top of article) you can see the Mackinac Bridge…
This photo was taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 18 in 2009.
Original (raw) image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center.
Ice Off The Tip