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.

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Ago Today

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy changed our lives.  Thankfully, though many homes and properties were damaged or destroyed, very few lives were lost, and there were relatively few injuries. I was at home in Mantoloking during the storm, and remained in town for eight days (without heat and light, or any other creature comforts) afterward in my capacity as an Office of Emergency Management volunteer/public information officer – helping residents, and disseminating information via the OEM Facebook page and town website.  This time before, during, and after the storm provided many opportunities for me to take pictures, and I have included them below.  Click on the each slideshow to view larger versions.

Happily, things have a come a long way since the storm! Where ever you are today, I hope that you are warm, safe, happy, and that you have heat, and light!

Ed O’Malley


Before, During, and after Sandy

During Sandy

Manto Today (Following Sandy)

Manto Today (Cleaning Up the Bay)

Manto Today (Restoring the Bay)