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Hello! I'm delighted to have you visit and take a tour through my galleries of images from northern Michigan. Join me as I venture into the north woods, inland lakes, rivers, and shorelines of the Great Lakes. Along the way, we'll visit some iconic destinations and share some insight into this region that offers so much beauty.

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Friends call me "Bear"

Mark Bear began his career as a visual display artist. Involved in visual arts and communications, he held corporate positions at retail department stores implementing and directing visual marketing programs.

After years of working in the advertising, marketing, and graphic design world, Mark now seeks creativity with a camera. His subject matter includes his passion for the outdoors, nature, and wandering northern Michigan. A lifelong interest in fly fishing, the outdoors, recreational real estate, and the Great Lakes region provide the perfect stage for his pursuits.

Originally from southeast Michigan, he now resides in northern Michigan, traveling the country roads searching for new waters to explore.