This Photo Going Viral Of A Frozen Lighthouse Is Not From The Polar Vortex

A stunning photo of a Lake Michigan lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan getting passed around the internet today was taken a year ago.

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A lot of people are tweeting this photo of a Michigan lighthouse thinking it to be a frozen casualty of the Polar Vortex. Because, well, everything in Michigan is pretty much frozen and this is a really beautiful shot.

Lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Chicago today. Man.

John Heilemann

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Lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Chicago today. Man.

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This photo is in fact over 11 months old, taken by pro photographer John McCormick.

McCormick is a skilled professional, especially when it comes to Michigan lighthouses. Hi-res versions of his work can be seen on his website and Flickr.