Earlier this week, my good friend Steph (of Stephanie Dunn Design, LLC) and I made the pilgrimage to the ice caves on Apostle Islands, just off of the coast of Lake Superior. This has been quite the popular place this winter from tourists all over the country. Typically, the lake ice isn’t thick enough to support the mile trek from the Meyer’s beach entrance out to the ice caves. However, with the record cold winter we have had this year, lake ice has reached its broadest coverage in over 20 years. Thus, Steph and I decided to make the trip and it was truly a spectacular sight! We had the perfect day – 40 degrees and brilliantly sunny. This was a photographer’s paradise… the ice formations were incredible, not to mention that amazing sunset. I used a Canon 15mm 2.8 fish eye lens for most of the shots, hence the slight distortion on some of the images. It created a beautiful effect and was perfect for the ice caves.

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Ice cliff

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Laying on my back and hoping nothing falls on my head!

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Thousands of icicles

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Fire and Ice

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Ice and Lake Superior

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Rocky Cliff

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Ice Cave at Sunset

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Rocky Cliff at Sunset

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Melting Ice

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Icicles at Sunset

Note the swirly clouds… It created such a dramatic effect.

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Two Tone Rocky Cliff

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Icicle Rabbit Hole