Photography By Ed O'Malley »

  • Ed O’Malley is a nature photographer who lives on the coast of New Jersey, specifically along the shore of Barnegat Bay. He can often be found sailing, fishing, diving, or kayaking – these and other outdoor activities often provide the opportunity and inspiration for his photographs.

    In addition to his on-the-water pursuits, Ed has always enjoyed stormy weather, and in particular, the winter season – the more snow, the better. In the fall of 2007, this led to Ed’s affiliation with Mount Washington Observatory as a summit volunteer. Since then, this has provided many unique photographic opportunities on the summit of Mount Washington and in the surrounding area. Coastal storms also provide Ed with many opportunities for one-of-a-kind photographs.

Sea Smoke at Sunrise and a Frozen Barnegat Bay

There was sea smoke at sunrise today (about 5 degrees, with a moderate breeze), and the bay was mostly frozen over. Temperatures warmed a bit during the day, so much of the bay is now free of ice. In the sea smoke pictures, if you look closely, you can see a pink line at the horizon – this is the distant sea smoke when it is illuminated by the sun. A few of today’s images can be found below, and the rest can be found here. Enjoy!