We bid farewell to Sunset Beach, North Carolina with a brilliantly painted night sky
People enjoy watching the amazing post-sunset sky at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
A couple camps comfortably on the beach to watch the sunset sky at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
While the beach is a little cold during the day, crowds gather in the evening to watch the setting sun at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
An ideal setting to photograph someone at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Pier at Sunset Beach, North Carolina during the day and then at night
A boat passes under the bridge in Sunset Beach while the sun dazzles in this monochrome image
The Mannon C. Gore Bridge is the only bridge that connects the main land to the island at Sunset Beach, North Carolina. This bridge replaced the pontoon swing bridge that was in place from 1958-2010.
A boat travelling on the Intracoastal Waterway passes under the bridge.
The Intracoastal Waterway runs all the way from Winyah Bay to Cape Fear River but really the Intracoastal Waterways run all up and down the East Coast. This 3,000 mile inland waterway consists of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, sounds and canals. In Sunset Beach, the Intracoastal waterway splits the town in half. A nice park allows a peaceful view of the waterway.
On a secluded stretch of Sunset Beach far from the nearest public access point and nestled between sand dunes is an unlikely sight – a mailbox…with benches next to it. The bench is where you sit to pen your innermost thoughts; the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done. The Kindred Spirit Mailbox holds the wishes, thoughts, prayers and dreams of those who walk the 30 minutes to share and bare their soul and draw comfort from the act of doing so while enjoying the soothing sounds and sights of undeveloped beach, ocean and horizon.
Birds frequent Sunset Beach, North Carolina
From Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina to Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Sunset Beach is the southern-most barrier island in North Carolina, and one of the four pristine beaches that make up the south Brunswick islands. The 900 ft. Sunset Beach Pier is the perfect spot for great fishing.
A river otter drenched in water sits atop a small log at Brookgreen Gardens Zoo, South Carolina
In addition to numerous sculptures, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina is also home to many wild species that make the greater area of the Gardens their home. Some of these birds, eagles and herons, have sustained an injury and could not survive in the wild. Their professional zookeepers provide safety, shelter, and enrichment for these birds.
“Actaeon” by Paul Howard Manship at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
In pain and terror Actaeon (a famous hero in Greek mythology) leaps forward, his body in a sharp diagonal. Antlers sprout from his forehead. One dog has sprung on his body from the rear, and another runs under his feet, with lifted snarling head.
Though they look real, these are sculptures of turtles on a platform on the pond at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
“Mares of Diomedes” by Gutzon Borglum at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Horses race forward, bodies pressed together. All are wildly excited, ears laid back, nostrils distended, and mouths open gasping for breath. The bodies are truthfully modeled without insistent detail to give a dynamic sense of rushing movement, enhanced by the rhythmic play of muscles and the backward flow of loose masses in the manes and tails.
A sculpture comprised of three over-life-size, nude female figures seated within polished bronze frames – “The Saint James Triad” by Richard McDermott Miller at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
“Don Quixote” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Don Quixote, an emaciated figure in tattered trousers, wearing a breast plate and a cloak thrown back from his shoulder, sits astride a lanky, shaggy horse Rocinante.
“The Torchbearer” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina – a sculpture of a rider bearing a torch on a galloping horse.