We end our series of images from Outer Banks, North Carolina as the sun sets over the ocean. Hope you enjoyed the photos!
A dramatic formation and coloring of clouds at sunset in Outer Banks, North Carolina
Clouds dampen the sunset at Outer Banks, North Carolina
A warm. golden glow on the trees at sunset in Outer Banks, North Carolina
A vividly painted house against the blue sky with clouds stands out on the Corolla dunes, Outer Banks, North Carolina
An attempt to capture the star trails around Bodie Mountain Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina
A night sky with stars creates a stunning backdrop for the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina
The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, a few miles before Oregon Inlet. It was renovated from August 2009 to March 2013, and was made climbable by the public. There are 214 steps that spiral to the top. The 170-foot structure is one of only a dozen remaining tall, brick tower lighthouses in the United States — and one of the few with an original first-order Fresnel lens to cast its light.
The wind is no match for sand fences on Corolla Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Sand fences against a wonderful backdrop of dramatic clouds on Corolla Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
There are few experiences quite as thrilling as seeing the wild Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the beautiful sandy beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Known as the Spanish Mustangs of Corolla, these stunning horses have roamed this harsh and unforgiving land for almost 500 years. Yet, despite the obvious obstacles they face and the seemingly sparse supply of food, they have thrived here since they first arrived with the Spanish explorers of the early 16th century.
Due to the cold weather the mustangs didn’t venture on to the beach, so we had to settle on seeing them on the dunes.
An egret gives company to a wild Spanish mustang at Corolla, North Carolina
A wooden pier with a gazebo allows one to get closer to the water at Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks, North Carolina
The winding staircase of The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina, offers ample photographic opportunities.
Here is an image of the semi-circular designs in monochrome …..
Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina, the Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
With its bold yellow paint, copper roof, and mahogany doors, the Whalehead invites you to explore a fascinating period in Outer Banks history. Nearly every inch of the home has been carefully restored to the way it looked when Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie Louise, first opened the doors as a lavish hunting retreat in 1925.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina, is open to visitors, who can climb the 220 steps to the top for unparalleled views of the Whalehead in Historic Corolla, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands out for its distinctive red exterior. This design was intentional, to set the Currituck Lighthouse apart from its Outer Banks neighbors. After completion, the lighthouse was left unpainted, allowing visitors to marvel at the sheer number of bricks involved in its construction.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, located in the heart of Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina borders the historic Whalehead in Historic Corolla and still functions as a guide for passing mariners. At 162 feet tall, the lighthouse’s First Order Fresnel light, (the largest size available for American lighthouses), can be seen for 18 nautical miles as the light rotates in 20 second increments.
A solitary bird poses against the backdrop of Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Jennette’s Pier is one of the longest running attractions on the Outer Banks, North Carolina although seasoned vacationers would have trouble recognizing the original 1939 structure. After taking a severe battering by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the pier was revitalized into the modern structure it is today, with a fantastic on-site educational center, seasonal programs for visitors of all ages, and of course, some pretty spectacular fishing off the 1,000 foot long pier.
Birds flying towards the Atlantic Ocean while one straggler looks on at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina