I'm a day late on #NationalLoveYourPetDay, but oh well + Nelli and Kato (@alittlekato) spent the weekend showing Riley and me around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thanks again girls, you're the best tour guides around! + And Riley (@where_riley_roams) not stoked on be being held (but trained to tolerate it in case of emergencies...and photos)
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So tiny, so unsteady, so CUTE. 😍 A black skimmer chick peeks out from behind its parent—who’s currently brooding two of its siblings. #natgeo100contest #bir#bird> #bird #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #naturenc #nc<#ncwildlife #coastalcarolina #mycrystalcoast #nc #welovenc #learning #canon #obx #outerbanks #obxstuff #throwback #nationalpark #wilderness #island #earthcapture #beach #summer #publicland #macro #wow #bio
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I waited for YEARS to see a baby green sea turtle. When I finally did, I was not disappointed. They’re black with white trim, so they appear crisp and clean. If you’re lucky enough to look into their eyes, there’s a galaxy of sparkles looking back. They’re living, breathing magic. Oh, and they’re basically dinosaurs. 🐢🦖 #natgeo100contest #reptiles #turtle #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #naturenc #nc<#ncwildlife #coastalcarolina #mycrystalcoast #nc #welovenc #learning #canon #obx #outerbanks #obxstuff #throwback #nationalpark #wilderness #island #earthcapture #beach #summer #publicland #macro #wow #bio
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Red knots! 😍 These migratory beauties are intense world travelers. They nest in the Arctic and overwinter in the southern regions of South America. All this from a bird the size of a robin. 👀 #natgeo100contest #bir#bird> #bird #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #naturenc #nc<#ncwildlife #coastalcarolina #mycrystalcoast #nc #welovenc #audubon #canon #obx #outerbanks #obxstuff #throwback #nationalpark #wilderness #island #earthcapture #beach #summer #publicland #macro #wow #bio
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This will probably always be my favorite photo of American oystercatcher chicks. So small, but so brave. These chicks are precocial, so they’ll be up and running shortly after hatching, but they’ll remain flightless for about a month. Until then, their best bet is to hide or be faster on foot than their predators. The odds aren’t great, but these little fluffs are tougher than they seem. #natgeo100contest #bir#bird> #bird #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #naturenc #nc<#ncwildlife #coastalcarolina #mycrystalcoast #nc #welovenc #audubon #canon #obx #outerbanks #obxstuff #throwback #nationalpark #wilderness #island #earthcapture #beach #summer #publicland #macro #cute #babyanimals
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@natgeo is having a contest, so I’m sharing my favorite bird photos, because, why not? 🤷🏼‍♀️ A Wilson’s plover chick hides in a sea rocket plant on Middle Core Banks, NC. The chicks are precocial, meaning they can run around and feed themselves just hours after hatching, but they’ll be flightless for a month or so. Until then, remaining unseen is their only defense. At about the size of a cotton ball, they’re pretty darn good at it. #natgeo100contest #bir#bird> #bird #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #naturenc #nc<#ncwildlife #coastalcarolina #mycrystalcoast #nc #welovenc #audubon #canon #obx #outerbanks #obxstuff #throwback #nationalpark #wilderness #island #earthcapture #beach #summer #publicland #macro #cute #babyanimals
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I struggle with criticism. I smile at everyone. I use humor to make light of serious situations. I am an introvert & extrovert (weird right?!). I'm highly excitable. I suffer from burnouts. I am easily misled and trust everyone too much. I buy things because of the pretty packaging (I'm a sucker for pink packaging). I am proud of myself for these things even if some of these are things I struggle with! What about you?!
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