Wood Turtle with three legs

Wood Turtle with three legs

Morris County, NJ

Despite having only a nub and scar tissue for its front left leg this Wood Turtle seemed to be getting around well.

Wood Turtle is an NJ state threatened species. Report your threatened and endangered wildlife sightings here – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/tandespp.htm

Autumn Morning on the Pochuck Boardwalk

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Autumn Morning on the Pochuck Boardwalk
 
Vernon, New Jersey
 
As seen recently from the Appalachian Trail. This section of the AT is great for a leisurely walk or photography.
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

Dune and Wind-swept Tree

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Dune and Wind-swept Tree
 
Higbee Beach WMA, Cape May County, NJ
 
The blue blazed dune trail at Higbee Beach houses a lot of distinct withered trees. The trail also leads the way to a decent sized pond.
 
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Dusk at Garrett Family Preserve

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Dusk at Garrett Family Preserve
 
Cape May, New Jersey
 
Somehow I had never stopped at this nature preserve on my previous visits to Cape May. Lisa and I had a peaceful late day walk around a few of the meadow trails.
 
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

Morning Light on Bayshore

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Morning Light on Bayshore
 
Cape May County Park South, Villas NJ
 
It took me 2 or 3 mornings of sunrise scouting this beach to find light and composition that worked for me. Thankfully the beach was only a few minutes from where Lisa and I were staying!
 
The channel of incoming water in the lower left of the frame grew after every shot as low tide wained. I chose this as my final composition due to the channel’s leading line.
 

 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm