Three members of the Sampson County Shutterbugs photography club recently turned their cameras to The Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, where they shot sunrise photos of the Tundra swan and snow geese. They also traveled to Swan Quarters and Lake Mattamuskeet to take more wildlife photos and, according to Donna Banks, some “amazing sunset pictures.”
While on their weekend adventure, Banks, Sebrinia Johnson and Cindy Ivey were able to capture photographs of seven bear, a few deer, swans, snow geese, Canadian geese and assorted other water fowl.
“What I enjoyed most,” Banks said, “was the sound of the swans, geese and ducks on the preserve, the excitement of seeing bears cross the path ahead of us, an absolute gorgeous sunset on Lake Mattamuskeet and meeting people from the area and enjoying the stories they shared.”
Said Johnson, “It was just an awesome trip.”
Ivey agreed, noting that taking photographs of God’s creation is a blessing beyond words. “It’s hard to describe exactly how you feel out there, one with nature. We had a great time.”