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.

A Winter Walk at Island Beach State Park: Birds of a Feather…

 (EDWINOI had the opportunity to go for a walk today at Island Beach State Park – it was warm and calm, sunny, with a bit of haze.  As usual, I was hoping for owls, seals, foxes, and the like.  I did see foxes, but none that presented an opportunity for an interesting photograph.  The highlight of the walk was a flock of dunlins (a kind of sandpiper), nestled together on the beach, all standing on one leg.  Here are a few photos to enjoy.