Sunrise at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Just before Thanksgiving, a friend and I went to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland, to photograph the sunrise and, after the sunrise, to photograph whatever wildlife we discovered.  As it turned out, we saw a lot of eagles and were able to photograph them in addition to observing and photographing a spectacular sunrise (below image).

We arrived at Blackwater just as the horizon was beginning to glow and turn the dark sky into vibrant reds and oranges, so we stopped at the first opportunity to capture the morning light.

As the sun was rising, the view and colors across the lake kept changing with one large cloud glowing more brightly than the others. The orange cloud kept getting brighter and more brilliant. It was glowing and looked surreal. While photographing it, I turned to my friend and said that I was glad that he was there with me witnessing this amazing show of colors, because if I successfully captured and displayed it, people would think that I photoshopped it to make it look like this. What you see above is what we saw that morning.  Click on it to see it enlarged. The reflection on the water enhanced the spectatular view.

I normally post more images in my blog articles, but I have been very busy and just wanted to share this image with all who follow my blog. I will eventually share more images from that sunrise, because the beauty continued as the sun rose above the horizon. The Creator was obviously an artist and created so much beauty for us to enjoy.

About Stephen L Tabone

Executive Consultant and Nature Photographer
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3 Responses to Sunrise at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Becky says:

    Great photo,

  2. Mac says:

    You look at this photograph and one is unable to offer a comment except to say “WOW” . Unfortunately, this image is only reserved for those individuals who are able to extricate themselves from bed, grab a camera, and quickly leave the residence while the rest of the world is asleep. Total dedication.

  3. Anne says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with Mac, “Wow!” There really are no words to adequately describe what you are so fortunate to witness and we are so lucky to review. Again, I second Mac with, “Total dedication.” Thank you for sharing with us.

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