Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saltwater Marshes, Chincoteague Island, Virginia

In an effort to not bore you to death with my wading bird images, I decided something a little different might be in order. I mentioned in a previous post that I had fallen in love with the beautiful saltwater marshes of the Eastern Shore and especially enjoyed photographing them around Chincoteague Island. So I wanted to share a few more images of the marshes with you.

I eyed this weather worn driftwood laying randomly in the marsh early one afternoon, and after passing it several times, I decided to stop and take a photograph later in the day when the light was better.

I also noticed these dock poles randomly sticking up out of the marshes. Perhaps the dock they were attached to was blown away by a storm. Nonetheless, I couldn't help but snap a few images.

The Wild Ponies were everywhere I turned on Chincoteague Island and off in the distance on the wildlife refuge. However, I enjoyed photographing them most in the marshes with the beautiful green grasses swaying back and forth in the wind. The week is wrapping up too quickly. I had hoped to make plans to get out of town for a night this weekend, but rain seems to be moving in. Perhaps. ENJOY!


  1. Carol, each one is super, the driftwood looks like eagle's wings. great contrast with vivid green grass, lovely. Cheers from Jean

  2. Carol, I'm certainly not bored with the bird life you encountered. Just caught up with all the different Herons and Egrets ... fabulous images. Am I jealous .. absolutely.

    We are off to the North Norfolk Coast for a long weekend so IF the wind and rain doesn't interrupt I might come back with some avian images.

    1. Thanks Frank. Have a fabulous time and take lots of pics!

  3. Have enjoyed the island photos. They make one want to take off and visit there.