Award Winning - The Maze
2017 NC Wildlife Magazine Annual Photo Competition Grand Prize Winning Image.
Aerial imagery of South Eastern North Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway.
"It was a brisk January morning, the sun had just begun to peak over the horizon, the tide was ebbing, and a cloud- less sky illuminated the golden-brown marsh grass. As I took flight [with my drone], I was instantly mesmerized by the organic curves of the [Intracoastal] Waterway and started clicking away with the shutter. Before long my fingers became numb from the cold. I paused for a brief moment to take in the marsh’s beauty when suddenly a few birds came into frame and caught my attention. I quickly recomposed and waited for their flight path to intersect the contrast- ing clear blue water and I snapped this picture. Without the birds, the landscape would not have been brought to scale. In that moment, I realized I captured something special."