Established in 1932 as a migratory bird refuge, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a 22-mile segment of the southeast Atlantic coast. The refuge consists of 66, 287 acres which include a fascinating expanse of barrier islands, salt marshes, intricate coastal waterways, long sandy beaches, fresh and brackish water impoundments, and maritime forest. Points of interest include Bulls Island, Cape Island, and Lighthouse Island where two lighthouses, no longer operational, still stand.
Colorful collections of wading birds are often seen feeding in dense flocks at the refuge during the winter months. Here, we see Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, and Little Blue Heron.
This is something you don’t see every day! A red fox dives head first into the snow at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This photo captures the last half of the fox’s hunt for its prey. This fox launched his attack about 10 feet from the prey. By leaping, the fox avoids the noise of running at the target, which would alert his prey to danger.