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  • 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.

A Volunteer Week at the Non-profit Mount Washington Observatory

As you may know, I volunteer at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory a couple weeks a year, usually in the winter.  As of the writing of this post, I am about half way through my current week.  Below are some of my favorite pictures to date.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Mount Washington Observatory - March 2011 - Images by Edwin O'Malley

A Visit to Island Beach State Park

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Island Beach State Park (New Jersey).  Though partly overcast and windy, the sun was out some of the time, and the temperatures were mild.  I saw many ducks including brant, but the highlights of the afternoon were a fox and many sandpipers.  This particular park allows surf fishermen to drive on the beach, and the sandpipers were nestled into the tire tracks, standing one-legged, one behind the other, to get out of the wind.  I saw six different foxes, but one of them was especially curious, which allowed for a number of photos. (click on the picture below to see additional photos.)

Please Help Me Help the Non-profit Mount Washington Observatory

Please Help Me Help the Non-profit Mount Washington Observatory!

I volunteer at the non-profit, member supported Mount Washington Observatory each year. Every summer, I take part in their largest annual fundraiser – the “Seek the Peak” hike-a-thon. Please consider making a donation to the Observatory in support of my hike to the summit on their behalf.

During its existence, Seek the Peak has raised close to $500,000 for the observatory. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the event, and I’m hoping that you can help me to make this a record-breaking year for the non-profit Observatory. Last year, friends, family, and other donors helped me raise a significant amount of money.  I want to raise even more this year, and, with your generosity, I’m confident I can do so.

All donations are tax deductible, and anything you can contribute to sponsor my hike in support of the Observatory is greatly appreciated.

I hope that you can contribute this year.

Thanks a lot!


Posted from Avenel, New Jersey, United States.