This morning I visited Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel to take photographs for one of my paper’s features called Faces.
I arrived shortly after 8 a.m. with my camera in hand ready to capture wildlife. The clouds kept the sun away for the entire hour I stayed. With clouds built as far as I could see, I still walked away with more than 130 pictures.
Although the sun did not beat down on the beach, the wildlife still made its presence. I had so much fun watching the birds every move while capturing their hunt for food in the water and on the sand.
Most of the birds did not pay any attention to me. I tried to give them their distance as I used my zoom to capture them.
The osprey, perched on the side of the lighthouse and in their nest were the most intriguing.
The highlight of my trip to the beach was of course the dolphins. Spotting a dolphin will never grow old, never! There is truly something special about watching them play in the water. Today there were three or four of them swimming together.
I swatted away many sand fleas while trying to keep the camera steady to take photographs of the dolphins.
I thought of my puppy Lucy when I spotted this little lizard. She would have gone nuts trying to chase it.
The pictures below were taken on a sunset cruise Jason and I took last month of the Lighthouse Beach. It was a completely different perspective . . . a beautiful way to see the shoreline.
Next month will mark two months since I started on Sanibel as the editor of the Islander. The excitement has not gone away . . .
I work in a beautiful place, a place where I get to explore on a more intimate basis.