Monday, February 23, 2009

Pocosin Portraits

My neighbors, and friends, Mike Dun and Juan Pons, both accomplished wildlife photographers, led a three day workshop sponsored by the Pocosin Arts foundation and I had the good fortune to be able to tag along. The goal was to photograph migratory birds, predominantly snow geese and swans, and black bears in the amazing refuges around North Carolina's Albemarle Sound. Sad to say, the geese forgot to coordinate with our calendars and departed for Alaska and points north before we arrived and the black bears chose to remain incognito. None the less, the remaining wildlife was still captivating and the habitat spectacular.

Here are a few of the images I captured.

Rich sunrise at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Algea bubbling in a canal near Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Bird perch in Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Duck boxes around Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Elegant cyprus and blue sky at Pettigrew State Park

Warm sunset light and cool steel shadows mix in the
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

It was a wonderful opportunity and a beautiful place to be. These pictures don't begin to do it justice. My thanks to Mike and Juan for letting me be a part of this trip.

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