The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge with Atlantic City in the background
Thank goodness for green space.
Very nice enquadre !! Best regards and tank you for your visit in my gallery ! You are in my favorite photographer !
Greetings from Paolo, Italy Genoa.
spence-ation, Totally! Otherwise this would all be condos like most of the Jersey coast...
Paolo, thanks so much for your kind visit and adding me to your favorites! You are in my favorites too!
A great shot that is thought provoking! Cheers, David
David, thanks so much, I'm glad you think so! This perspective at the refuge always makes me appreciate where I am all the more... Cheers, pear
I took a similar shot HERE In mine I think the greyness of industry has taken over, in yours the green of nature still abounds. This looks a wonderful place, thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Kenny! I guess we should be grateful for any greenspaces, despite what surrounds them... Off to see yours. Cheers, pear
!t may take a long, long time, but the swamp will win.
Guy, a loud chorus of amens to that! Cheers, pear
Pear, very nice shot! Nice composition, great depth of field. Cheers, Patty
Patty, so happy you like this one! Landscapes are not my forte, but I'm trying! Cheers, pear
Wetlands have historically been the victim of large-scale draining efforts for real estate development, or flooding for use as recreational lakes. By 1993 half the world's wetlands had been drained. Since the 1970s, more focus has been put on preserving wetlands for their natural function — sometimes also at great expense. Wetlands provide a valuable flood control function. Wetlands are very effective at filtering and cleaning water pollution , (often from agricultural runoff from the farms that replaced the wetlands in the first place). To replace these wetland ecosystem services enormous amounts of money have been spent on water purification plants and remediation measures, constructing dams, leves and other artificial flood controls.I dont think swamps will ever Win Only in dreams Once they have gone and drained they have gone
John, I hear you loud and clear! But don't ever give up hope. We may have done it the hard way, but I like to think we are learning and changing. I know New Jersey is spending millions buying up any remaining wetlands for preservation. And in our own small way, by documenting the wild areas where we live, I hope we're contributing to an awareness and appreciation of the diversity of life and lands around us. Just think...all of my recent photos were taken in New Jersey. It's not at all the heavily-accented, highway laden, industrial disaster people assume it is. And my favorite reaction from family and friends is..."You took that around here!?!?". YES. It's a start. :)
Nice shot! LIKE!
Best regards Z.
zanot10, thanks so much for "liking" this one! I appreciate it! Cheers, pear
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Photo taken in Galloway, NJ, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location