By David Poulson
Tired of getting trapped in countless Zoom meetings? Rather be hiking among Michigan’s natural wonders?
The state’s Department of Natural Resources can get you out of your home-office and into the outdoors.
The agency has posted images of the state’s natural wonders formatted for use as a Zoom background. The idea came out of a brainstorming session after staff began working from home in response to the coronavirus, Rachel Coale, a communications representative in the agency’s Forest Resources Division, wrote in an email.
“We knew people were interacting with nature and each other differently, and this is one small way of bridging that gap.”
Each of the nearly 30 images has more than 100 downloads, Coale said. The Straits of Mackinac is the most popular with more than 200. Other favorites: Tahquamenon Falls, Pigeon River Country reflection, Porcupine mountains waterfall and Tawas Point at night.
“I work in the Forest Resources Division, so I’m partial to the photos of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, although I was surprised about the closeup of the brown trout – the patterns on its scales are so beautiful!.”
Find the selection of Michigan backgrounds here.