Author Archives: jaredlloydphoto

harbor1.jpg

Harbor Seals of the Outer Banks

Back in November a seal was spotted down on Hatteras Island. People got excited. This was a bit early for the seals, but heck, the humpback whales were migrating by all the way back at […]

Continue reading »
fireice3.jpg

Fire and Ice

Its been cold lately. I mean really cold. By southern standards, its been arctic cold. And as you would expect when temperatures plummet to below freezing for several days, everything has been frozen solid. In […]

Continue reading »
poccosin2.jpg

The Skies Darkened

I’ve have always felt cheated out of this Earth’s great wonders by being born to my generation. I read the accounts of William Bartram, John Lawson, the first expeditions to the Carolina coast, those first […]

Continue reading »
snowgoose.jpg

Pea Island Snow Geese

As is the case most mornings that I am out photographing, the alarm went off at 4:00 am and I was on the road by 4:30. My original destination was to be Poccosin Lakes National […]

Continue reading »
goose3.jpg

Snow Geese, another visitor from the far North

What is it that I truly love about winter here despite the lack of snow? Well if you havnt guessed it for yourself just yet, its the waterfowl. For starters its what makes the Outer […]

Continue reading »
swanflight4.jpg

Blind Shyness And Lessons On Blending In

For the past several days I have been photographing exclusively at lake Mattamsukeet National Wildlife Refuge. As the swans have begun to return in mass, the action has picked up to a fever pitch out […]

Continue reading »
swanspj3.jpg

Tundra Swans of Mattamuskeet

Once again the frigid cold fronts that swept through the last week brought pay dirt to our area in the form of waterfowl.  The eastern population of the Tundra Swan – formally known as the […]

Continue reading »
swans2.jpg

Swans in Flight.

  Long before folks were coming to the Outer Banks to sunburn along the windswept white sandy beaches of these barrier islands, they came for the birds. Well, they came for the waterfowl that is […]

Continue reading »
horsebeach.jpg

Wild Horses of the Carolina Coast workshop

  Yesterday I led another wild horse photography workshop up on Carova Beach. As the cold front came through the night before, temperatures went from a high of 76 to a high of only 44 […]

Continue reading »
harbor-seal.jpg

The Seals Have Returned

Unknown by so many even here at the Outer Banks, each year around Thanksgiving harbor seals begin to return to our beaches. As the weather begins to turn cold up north, and food sources begin […]

Continue reading »