A once iconic live oak hung on at the transition zone between brackish marsh and open sound at the Nags Head Woods Preserve until 2011 when Hurricane Irene finally leveled her. Here at the edge of the Preserve, Albermarle Sound is expanding and the protective marshes are shrinking, threatening this unique martime forest, the last of its kind on the Outer Banks.
Three paddlers watch the sun rise from a campsite along the Cape Fear River. For Our State Magazine, "A Long Way to the Sea"
Little River Falls at Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama