Exploring the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge–a Photo Essay

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I’m going to keep the words to a minimum in this post.  Over the last five months I’ve spent a good deal of time exploring Cambridge, MD and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge region of the Eastern Shore.

What a spectacular place.

Postscript: Places like Blackwater NWR are currently at risk of losing funding because Congress has allowed authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to lapse back in September 2018.  This fund has historically been bipartisan, and supports small places such as community baseball fields, to massive areas such as Grand Teton National Park.  There is a map within an article written by a representative from The Wilderness Society on REI’s Co-Op Journal (link below) detailing all the places #LWCF supports.  Funding for these places shouldn’t be at risk or threatened by political tides because their preservation benefits all–economically, environmentally, individually. #SaveLWCF    Article about Land and Water Conservation Fund Authorization Lapse

As the Sun rises . . .

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On the grounds of the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge along the Choptank River

We caught sight of the first two eagles of the day perched together over the marsh as the sun was about to break the horizon.

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Two bald eagles perched together.

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And the Day Flies by

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Red Winged Black Birds

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As the Day Turns to Night

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Sea Oats

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The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center

© Amy Linn Doherty and Pawpro Media 2009-2019.

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Amy Doherty is a Washington, DC Area based photography and video production professional and owner of Pawpro Media, a creative media solutions company. Pawpro focuses on providing high quality, photography, video, and time-lapse content for Websites and other social media endeavors . VA, MD, DC Additionally, Amy is an outdoor, travel enthusiast. who seeks out national parks and other natural settings for landscape and wildlife photography projects.

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