Mike Rongo is a self-taught photographer who loves to catch scenes from across the area. Thursday, he was at the Cana Island Lighthouse, but it’s a picture from a couple of years ago that is getting all of the attention right now. Rongo braved temperatures around -10 degrees Fahrenheit to catch a sunrise over the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse and a wall of sea smoke. Rongo says the competition was stiff even to be in consideration for the calendar.
After Discover Wisconsin whittled the submissions to 24, pictures were paired to square off on Instagram with voters selecting the winner for each month.