On the Jetty –

One of my favorite places to photograph is Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  It’s a park with a fishing pier, campground, camp store, fishing store, beach, and maritime hammock walk all rolled into one.  There is also a playground.  It’s an interesting place since this mixture of recreations brings together people of all types and interests.  I mainly shoot off the fishing pier, where you can see any number of things. On a normal day you will see Green Sea Turtles bobbing along the rocks, Bottlenose Dolphins out in the ocean, Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Little Blue Herons, Ruddy Turnstones, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns, Double Crested Cormorants, and many others.

On many days you can also find Reddish Egrets, Black Skimmers, Manatees, Black-bellied plovers, willets, and sanderlings.

Rarely you can see Northern Gannets, Wright Whales, Frigatebirds, Brown Boobies (the birds mostly), and other unusual things like petrels, rare gulls, starfish and more.

If you walk out to the end of the pier and look northeast you can see Brevard County‘s only lighthouse.  It has an interesting history as it was disassembled and rebuilt at least once.  It is only accessible by tours scheduled through the Air Force Base as it resides on secure Federal Property on Canaveral Air Force Station. A submarine comes into the turn basin located off the entrance to the pier on Saturday mornings

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Adult Brown Pelican

Adult Brown Pelican

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

 

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