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Christopher Burnett

Christopher Burnett

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I am a forest ecologist and homesteader dreaming & scheming of semi-retirement as a nature photographer. I live near the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA. I photograph as a meditation on Nature, to expand my awareness of the infinite beauty that surrounds us, and to spread that awareness to others. Try viewing my photos by sets, which are organized by subjects like birds, flora, and water.
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikkor 16-35 f/4 G ED VR
  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO Macro DG OS 2.8 AT-X116 PRO DXHSM
  • Sigma 150-500 DG APO OS HSM
  • Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S G ED VR

Spring runoff in the Sturgeon River

Published July 6th, 2012

At the Vernal Equinox, the snow had already melted in much of the Upper Peninsula, but the super-saturated soil was feeding the streams along with the still melting snowpack in Michigamme Highlands. Returning from a job in northern Wisconsin, I raced the fading light and approaching rain across Michigan's Upper Peninsula to experience the spring runoff of the Sturgeon River at Canyon Falls Park in Baraga County.

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