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islands of the seawind

there is an elemental simplicity to the barrier islands of eastern north america, where the natural environment is mostly just sea and sand, thin strips of land held loosely in place by sea oats and beach grass and a few patches of maritime forest. they are among the most ephemeral of earth's landforms, and they only manage to survive by rolling over themselves, shapeshifting with the winds and waves of the atlantic ocean...
firstlight over the sea.jpg
firstlight over the sea.jpg
toms cove sunset.jpg
toms cove sunset.jpg
flames over the atlantic
flames over the atlantic
dawn flight.jpg
dawn flight.jpg
assateague beach tree.jpg
assateague beach tree.jpg
cape may sunset.jpg
cape may sunset.jpg
storm clouds and spindrift
storm clouds and spindrift
flotsam near cape point
flotsam near cape point
heading seaward.jpg
heading seaward.jpg
evening twilight hatteras island.jpg
evening twilight hatteras island.jpg
path to the sea.jpg
path to the sea.jpg
glowing clouds over the lighthouse.jpg
glowing clouds over the lighthouse.jpg
sundog afternoon.jpg
sundog afternoon.jpg
breaking storm-cape hatteras light
breaking storm-cape hatteras light
evening near the lighthouse.jpg
evening near the lighthouse.jpg
dawn over the gulf stream-hatteras island.jpg
dawn over the gulf stream-hatteras island.jpg
great blue heron-juvenile
great blue heron-juvenile
morning fog on hunting island
morning fog on hunting island
sunrise surf.jpg
sunrise surf.jpg
evening light over chincoteague.jpg
evening light over chincoteague.jpg
last light near cape point.jpg
last light near cape point.jpg
evening in the cove.jpg
evening in the cove.jpg
assateague evening.jpg
assateague evening.jpg
fiery sunset at hatteras cove.jpg
fiery sunset at hatteras cove.jpg
american oystercatcher.jpg
american oystercatcher.jpg
last light on the refuge.jpg
last light on the refuge.jpg
rain storm heading seaward.jpg
rain storm heading seaward.jpg
sea foam in blue twilight.jpg
sea foam in blue twilight.jpg
heavy surf and sunset clouds.jpg
heavy surf and sunset clouds.jpg
isabels inlet.jpg
isabels inlet.jpg
stories in the sand.jpg
stories in the sand.jpg
sunset over chincoteague bay
sunset over chincoteague bay
firstlight over the channel.jpg
firstlight over the channel.jpg
great egret at sunset.jpg
great egret at sunset.jpg
sunset glow over cape hatteras light.jpg
sunset glow over cape hatteras light.jpg
salt pond skeleton.jpg
salt pond skeleton.jpg
laughing gull.jpg
laughing gull.jpg
ocracoke lighthouse.jpg
ocracoke lighthouse.jpg
rainbows over the sea.jpg
rainbows over the sea.jpg
spartina grass and wind-sculpted oaks.jpg
spartina grass and wind-sculpted oaks.jpg
hunting island lighthouse.jpg
hunting island lighthouse.jpg
snowy egret.jpg
snowy egret.jpg
twilight in the spartina marsh
twilight in the spartina marsh
salt meadow sunset.jpg
salt meadow sunset.jpg
old whelk shell.jpg
old whelk shell.jpg
assateague lighthouse.jpg
assateague lighthouse.jpg
evening before the storm.jpg
evening before the storm.jpg
phragmites and white egret.jpg
phragmites and white egret.jpg
ghost crab.jpg
ghost crab.jpg
cape hatteras lighthouse.jpg
cape hatteras lighthouse.jpg
cape hatteras from the lighthouse summit.jpg
cape hatteras from the lighthouse summit.jpg
tree skeleton at assateague point
tree skeleton at assateague point
calm morning after the storm.jpg
calm morning after the storm.jpg
green heron.jpg
green heron.jpg
sunrise over assateague channel.jpg
sunrise over assateague channel.jpg
little blue heron.jpg
little blue heron.jpg
bodie island lighthouse.jpg
bodie island lighthouse.jpg
evening in the dune field.jpg
evening in the dune field.jpg
approaching storm at dawn.jpg
approaching storm at dawn.jpg
windswept sky at sunrise.jpg
windswept sky at sunrise.jpg
salt pond sunset.jpg
salt pond sunset.jpg
glossy ibis.jpg
glossy ibis.jpg
pastel evening on the refuge.jpg
pastel evening on the refuge.jpg
oystercatcher and willet.jpg
oystercatcher and willet.jpg
ragged clouds at sunrise.jpg
ragged clouds at sunrise.jpg
laughing gull taking flight.jpg
laughing gull taking flight.jpg
lady crab.jpg
lady crab.jpg
great egret.jpg
great egret.jpg
pamlico sunset under the old live oaks.jpg
pamlico sunset under the old live oaks.jpg
keyhole urchin.jpg
keyhole urchin.jpg
golden evening on assateague island
golden evening on assateague island