Atlantic Sunrise – Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Atlantic Sunrise - Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore preserves and protects a large portion of the Outer Banks Barrier Islands.  This photograph was made at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.  It was a quiet morning with a flat sea and a hazy sky, a hot August day.  In this same place, in April, I have  seen 8 foot waves with 35 knot gusts and thousands of Cormorants migrating, as far as I could see in either direction.  Hurricanes sometimes cut through these islands.  They looked very different 200 years ago and will be greatly changed in the next 200.