Trail with Mountain Laurel

Trail with Mountain Laurel
Bass River State Forest
New Jersey Pinelands
June 2023

I was not expecting to shoot a landscape at midday yet I had to try to capture the spectacle of peak blooms of the Mountain Laurel.

Canon EOS M5 + 11-22mm

Wildlife Drive at Pocosin Lakes

Wildlife Drive
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
North Carolina, May 2023

I enjoyed the scenery at Pocosin Lakes just as much as I enjoyed the wildlife on our visit.

In addition to seeing a small handful of bears I also observed Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue Grosbeak, and Indigo Buntings.

Canon M5 + 18-150mm lens

Osprey and Nest on Pamlico River

Osprey and Nest
Pamlico River
Goose Creek State Park
North Carolina
May 2023

I came across this silhouetted scene one morning from the trails at Goose Creek State Park in Washington North Carolina.

northcarolina #wildlife #nature

Black Bear at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

American Black Bear
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
North Carolina
May 2023

We heard that the Pungo Lake area was the place to be to easily observe bears though this was only bear we came across on our drive. Still a nice place for nature exploration.

Canon 77D + Tamron 100-400mm VC

Springer’s Point Preserve

Springer’s Point Preserve
Ocracoke Island
OBX, North Carolina
May 2023

There are many great weathered and gnarled trees to photograph on the interior and also perimeter of Springer’s Point.

Canon M5 + 18-150mm EFM lens

Yellow-Bellied Slider at Pocosin Lakes NWR

Yellow-bellied Slider
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
North Carolina
May 2023

A telephoto shot into dense wetlands yielded this vignette of a Yellow-bellied Slider turtle.

Canon 77D + Tamron 100-400mm vc lens

I have a few North Carolina travel photos to post before I return to my regularly scheduled Spring in New Jersey shots.

Foggy morning in Rockaway Valley

Foggy morning in Rockaway Valley
Boonton Twp NJ
May 2023

I was able to park my car yesterday and shoot a few frames before the morning fog dissipated.

Another note of interest- my internet research reveals that this agricultural property near the corner of Rockaway Valley Road and Valley Road was the first preserved farmland in Boonton Township.

Sony A7R3 + Tamron 24mm

American Oystercatcher at Sandy Hook

American Oystercatcher
Sandy Hook – Gateway National Recreation Area
New Jersey
April 2023

Certainly one of our most distinct and most animated local shorebirds