LANSING, MICH. — If your Instagram feed has been needing a little boost of natural beauty, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a few suggestions for you to follow.
This year saw the launch of the DNR’s inaugural class of state park “photo ambassadors” — 25 Michigan photographers selected to help showcase the unique and gorgeous scenery of Michigan’s state parks.
The Michigan State Parks Instagram account, @mistateparks, has been featuring the work of these photo ambassadors all year, highlighting lighthouses, woods, waterfalls, sunsets, and even night-sky snaps of this summer’s comet Neowise.
The ambassadors are all volunteers, capturing Michigan’s state park beauty in exchange for some state-park themed swag, said DNR social media coordinator Stephanie Yancer.
“We were looking for different people to become influencers for the state parks,” Yancer said. “We thought a good way to do that would be to use Instagram, since we have so