Join Ginny Worthington and Cindy McEnery in search of Wild Horses, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and a vast array of birds as we visit Cumberland Island National Seashore, the waters around Jekyll Island, and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. We will ride the ferry to Cumberland Island, home to approximately 170 wild (feral) horses, deer, other mammals and birds. This barrier island also contains a beautiful maritime forest, marshes, and eighteen miles of the most valuable sea turtle nesting habitat in Georgia. On Jekyll, we will embark on a two and a half hour Private Chartered boat tour in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they play, feed, or simply cruise about in their natural habitat. These waters are home to one of the world’s largest populations of bottlenose dolphins. Since Jekyll Island is also known for its spectacular sunsets, we will meet for a sunset shoot Saturday evening. Our tour also includes a visit to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge which serves as a premier nesting, foraging, and wintering habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including nearly 350 species of birds. Signature species include endangered wood storks, the uncommon painted bunting, egrets, herons, other swamp birds, and alligators. You don’t want to miss this tour!
Ed. Note: At midnight on Friday, January 19, the United States federal government entered a partial shut down. We do not know how long this will last. Our regular columnist and expert on National Parks, Jerry Ginsberg, provides some ideas on how one may gain access to the parks during this time.
With the partial shutdown of the federal government, our ability as photographers to access virtually all federal lands will be impacted for as long as this situation persists. Allow me to lay out some of the ways in which such an event can impact our ability to enter various federal units. At the outset, please know that any and all political issues, views and debates are well beyond both the mission of NANPA and certainly the scope of this space. I wish only to address our abilities to photograph within these lands.
Treasured Lands – A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks by QT Luong. – Forward by Dayton Duncan
Book Review by Gary Crabbe
Photographs by QT Long
Treasured Lands, by QT Luong
I’m sure it’s fair to assume most of us have a bookshelf or two filled with titles that have become personal favorites we’ve collected over time. For many of us, some of those prized items take the form of large, coffee table-format books. The coffee table designation itself implies a place of highest honor where a book can be seen, picked up, and enjoyed by any visitor. For lovers of the American landscape and photography alike, no book is more deserving of this hallmark designation than Treasured Lands by QT Luong.