Summer Wildlife

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By Nancy E. Hassel, ThisFurryLife – All photos are property & copyrighted by ThisFurryLife!

Summer time wildlife seems to go hand in hand here on Long Island, and if your a photographer of aspiring photographer, there are so many subjects to capture.  The trick is knowing where to look and when to slow down to get those pictures.

We are fortunate that there are many places you an venture to whether your looking for birds, sea life or land animals.  Many people who have never been to Long Island think we are one big city, our island is so diverse – from city life to suburbia to country to protected wildlife preserves and vast amount of ocean and bay shorelines to lakes and woods – and we have wildlife everywhere you look.

I hope the pictures below inspire you to get out there and be observant and enjoy the wildlife around you.  Also check out the Facebook group page Long Island Wildlife Photography, an incredible group of photographers featuring our beautiful wildlife and nature.

Cute little Sandpiper getting lunch at the beach
Cute little Sandpiper getting lunch at the beach
Beautiful swan
Beautiful swan
Ducklings in the spring
Ducklings in the spring
Adorable chipmunk
Adorable chipmunk
Young deer
Young deer
So cute! 1 of the 10 released.
So cute! 1 of the 10 released.
2 of 10 cold stun sea turtles released back into the wild after being rehabbed by the Riverhead Foundation
2 of 10 cold stun sea turtles released back into the wild after being rehabbed by the Riverhead Foundation
On her way
On her way
Seal about to be released back into the wild by the Riverhead Foundation.
Seal about to be released back into the wild by the Riverhead Foundation.
Looking back at the crowd of people there cheering her on.
Looking back at the crowd of people there cheering her on.
Horseshoe crabs during mating season
Horseshoe crabs during mating season
Cedar Waxwings, lots of them!
Cedar Waxwings, lots of them!
Visiting snowy owls that now are an every winter occurrence!
Visiting snowy owls that now are an every winter occurrence!
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