Saturday, August 29, 2009

PhotoHunt: Surprise

We spent about an hour or so exploring the Beaufort River aboard one of the tour boats from the marina. The antebellum homes dotting the shorelines were matched with many a great tale, including some Hollywood gossip about sunbathing stars who offended local sensibilities. We found neither movie actors nor the other major attractions on the water- the river dolphins. After scouring the supposed area where they congregate, our boat captain just proceeded with our quick survey of the US Intercoastal Highway as it meanders through Beaufort.

As we were about to return to the marina, the captain pointed to some old pier posts or wooden bridge support structures that have found a new purpose- perches on which local birds have created their homes. As if on cue, an osprey peeks out of its nest to take a look at our boat. That it became an instant celebrity amidst all of us camera-toting paparazzi is an understatement.

on the Beaufort River, Beaufort, South Carolina, April 2008, using a digicam.


  1. That's a great surprise. At least some creature decided to recycle some of our scraps. :P

  2. i wouldnt mind a pic of sunbathing stars who offended local sensibilities :)

  3. Good surprise. We had a similar "paparazzi" experience with an eagle in Alaska.

  4. Nice! So glad you were in my area of the world. Many wonderful photo opportunities in coastal South Carolina.

  5. What a cool surprise! I love the composition of your photo.

    I hope you enjoyed your time in SC; I live close by in NC.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great weekend.

  6. Nice shot.
    Mine's up, too.

  7. What a nice photo. What happens when it rains? Maybe the Mom bird just spreads her wings over everyone.
    Hope you have a Happy Weekend!
    ~ Noah and The Bunch

  8. What a cooperative bird!
    If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

  9. Cute photo!

    My Photo Hunters is up! I hope you can come visit my Surprise! New York

  10. Wow, what a nest construction up there ! really a surprise !


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