As many of you know, we at MnSearch are very Minnesota proud. We just love it when local people and places get recognized!
Saturday’s (August 29th, 2015) Bing homepage featured a picture of a sunset reflecting off of a pond near Ely, Minnesota. The photo was taken by Jim Brandenburg a local Minnesota environmentalist, nature photographer and filmmaker based near Ely. This is Jim’s second photo to make the Big homepage in recent months as his picture of Superior National Forest was featured in July.
Fun Fact: Ely is popular as an entry point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; the International Wolf Center, and the North American Bear Center. Wolfs and Canoes and Bears oh my!
So what’s in the boxes?
Bing use to have 4 featured boxes on the homepage that would to lead to more information related to the daily photo that would appear when you moved your cursor around the page. This year they slimmed it down to 3. Let’s see what they hold.
Box #1: The colorful sunsets can be stunning, but this spot also hosts some nice sunrises.
We hear there’s one every day »
Box #2: Heading into the Boundary Waters? The town near here is a great place to start.
It’s nearly amphibious »
Box #3: If you’ve spent the night in this protected wilderness you may’ve heard the howls…
Of some of the year-round residents »
Info Box: Sunset near Ely, Minnesota (© Jim Brandenburg/Minden Pictures)
Bing.com SERP for Ely Minnesota from 08-29-2015
I personally like how Big ties the daily homepage image back into search results for the related query as you can see from the following screenshot that was only available on the same day.
Other Bing Homepages of Minnesota
Over all this is the 6th time in the last 3 years that Bing has featured a local flavor. Here are the others.
- Superior National Forest in Minnesota – July 5th, 2015
- Saint Louis River in Minnesota – January 19th, 2014
- Farquar Lake in Apple Valley, Minnesota – April 5th, 2013
- Driver-training course in Minnesota – September 6th, 2012
- Minneapolis skyline and Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River – May 11th, 2012
Cheers to adventuring outdoors and discovering Minnesota’s wonderful wilderness!