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: Mantoloking Seasmoke

Early this morning, conditions were just right here to produce “seasmoke” – clouds of vapor that appear when the “warm” ocean water hits the cold sand, and when the cold air touches the warm water.  Sunrise makes this view even more dramatic.  At the time of the photos, the air temperature was about 9 degrees, and according to NOAA, the water temperature was about 38 degrees.  You can see a slideshow of the rest of the images below.


Mantoloking Seasmoke – Images by Edwin O’Malley