Michigan, USA, Won Nikon’s 2017 Top Spot for Fall Foliage

#NikonFallMI (Photo: Izzy C.)
#NikonFallMI (Photo: Izzy C.)

Congratulations to Michigan, Nikon’s 2017 Top Spot for Fall Foliage! (Photo: Izzy C.)

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Michigan Named The Top Spot For Fall Foliage In The U.S. In Third Annual Nikon Campaign

For the Second Time, Nikon Names Michigan America’s Best Destination for Fall Foliage

November 16, 2017

Melville, NY – Today, Nikon announced Michigan (#NikonFallMI) as the top spot for capturing stunning images of beautiful fall foliage through the brand’s annual campaign. Now in its third year, the Top Spots for Fall Foliage campaign encourages and inspires participants to share their vibrant, colorful and unique fall images from their respective states to take home bragging rights as America’s best destination for autumn photography.

This year, Nikon received nearly 10,000 entries from participants coast to coast, showcasing beautiful autumn landscapes. Images included vividly colored leaves scattered across a calm eastern lake and vibrant forests of the west. The results are tabulated by the number of entries from a given state, which Nikon received through the brand’s Facebook channel and designated campaign hashtags on Instagram and Twitter.

“After an overwhelming response to our previous campaigns, we have made it our mission to encourage participants all over the country to get outside and capture all the beauty that this time of year has to offer,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “The vibrant colors of fall offer photographers of all levels an opportunity to capture this season’s magnificence.”

Michigan earned top honors for the second year, with more than 1,240 gorgeous photos submitted across social media. Notable images showcased gorgeous photos of the Great Lakes surrounded by warm tones, wildlife, and serene landscapes blanketed with vibrant foliage. Michigan took top honors for 2017 by beating former champion New York by more than 160 entries, while third place honors went to Colorado with 600 entries.

To view all of this year’s submissions on Instagram and Twitter, search the hashtag #NikonFall followed by the state’s abbreviation (e.g. #NikonFallMI). On Facebook visit to view the fall foliage submissions. For tips on photographing fantastic seasonal landscapes, check out Nikon’s Learn and Explore website:

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