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.

Manto Today: Restoring the Bay and Beach

 (Edwin O'Malley)Sand that was deposited in the bay by Sandy is being removed at a rapid rate, and is being returned to the beach when possible.  The sand is excavated from the bay by backhoe, transferred to trucks, then sifted to remove debris, and then trucked to the beach.  The pictures linked to below show much of this process – click on the slideshow to see a larger version.