During her years as a North Shore expatriate in the Twin Cities, Jan Swart, a Two Harbors, Minnesota, native, loved using photos of Lake Superior as her computer’s desktop image to remind her of home. more




Savvy photographers know that a camera can be your passport to exploring the world. more


Grand Prize: 23rd Annual Photo Contest

Gary McCormick

A true sense of wonder – that is what many of the winners of our Lake Superior Photo Contest delivered, especially, as you will see, in the People/ Humor category where entries abounded with children interacting with the Lake. more

Lake Superior Photo Contest

It seems a little cheeky for a photographer to rearrange the home of the editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. After all, some 35 million people take their cues to better living each month from the world’s largest-circulation family m more

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It’s called “astrophotography,” the photographic capturing of the night sky, and the Lake Superior region often offers up the most rarified views imaginable. more



Used by special permission, ® DAWN LaPOINTE

For photographers Gary Fiedler and Dawn LaPointe, life by Lake Superior, well, it’s like a box of chocolates. more


Second Place, 11th Annual Photo Contest

David L. Kohne

Lightning is a powerful subject, as these photographers showed in their entries from past Lake Superior photo contests. more

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Grand Prize: 22nd Annual Photo Contest

Cari Povenz

How does one capture the glory of a living Lake Superior in the single moment that is a photograph? This year’s contest entries once again provided many diverse answers to that question. more

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Lake Superior Journal: Everything Will Be Owl Right

Mike Mikulich

The owl didn’t move much as I photographed it in the tall grass. Did it have something in its talons that made it stay put? I shifted angles. The owl spooked and flapped awkwardly, settling only a few feet away. Something was definitely wrong. more

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Photographers John Heino and John Alexander Kay tell us about their Lake Superior Circle Tour in the early fall last year and a digital technique they both use in their work. more


Grand Prize

Kelly Doyle

Can a photo give a sense of our Lake place – the abundance of water, daily interactions with nature and our embrace of adventure and fun? The images here prove that indeed a photo can. more

Lake Superior Photo Contest

Grand Prize

Brian Kainulainen

This year our judges reviewed 1,386 images from 280 photographers. Here you’ll find the winners in four categories – Nature, People/Humor, Lake/Landscape and Artsy/Altered – plus the Grand Prize winner. more

Lake Superior Photo Contest

Clicking on the Lynx

Mike Mikulich

You might say I’m a wildlife paparazzo. I spend many happy hours lurking along northwoods trails or shoreside beaches, trying to spot and shoot – with a camera only – the rock stars of our region. On this day, I sought the elusive Canada lynx. more

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Words for Water

Mary Dougherty

"Words for Water" Participants Share Their Love of the Lake

“If you could speak for water, what would you say?” That’s the question behind Words for Water, a photography project and love story to Lake Superior by Bayfield resident Mary Dougherty. more

Dec 11, 2014 11:44 AM Superior Notes

Split Rock Moonrise

Paul Sundberg

Recently I lined up next to 60 other photographers along Minnesota’s North Shore anxiously waiting for the winter moon to rise above Split Rock Lighthouse. For many years, though, site manager Lee Radzak and I were the only photographers in sight. more


Down Low

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

I’ve spent a large portion of my photography career making images of cats and dogs for humane associations and shelters. Doing this type of portrait work has given me insights for tips on how you can take the best shots of your own pets. more



Paul Sundberg

David Brislance's “bird whispering” began about 10 years ago, by accident, when black-capped chickadees began landing on his shoulder or hat, waiting for sunflower seeds. more


Enger Tower

Dennis O'Hara

Nowadays, a photographer who wants to capture scenes from the skies can keep his feet on the ground and use a remote-controlled device such as a blimp, kite, miniature plane or helicopter to carry the camera. more


Terry Mattson Resolution Presented

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Around the Circle This Week: Grounded

Loons fall from the sky in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin; Visit Duluth President/CEO honored by the Minnesota Senate; the Houghton County Memorial Airport adds a third flight, from Chicago; and upcoming events. more

May 10, 2013 6:00 PM Superior Notes


Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

Two of my images – both on Lake Superior near my home area of Bayfield, Wisconsin – have made the rounds on the world stage and gone viral thanks to social media. In the most recent case, the response has been life-changing – for me and my subjects. more


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