ASSATEAGUE NATIONAL SEASHORE
Wild ponies grazing at Assateague National Seashore beside one of the salt marshes.
Adam standing at the roadside near a sika in the tall grasses.
Remains of a coastal shipwreck.
Laughing gull waiting for dinner to approach it unawares in the water.
A blue crab lurking below the waterline, trying to snatch bait and escape with it.
This crab appeared not to be so lucky, but its size was in its favor: crabs less than five inches across must be replaced in the marsh to grow.
Seabirds digging for mole crabs and clams in the surf of a stormy Atlantic.
The skies were quite gray with bright patches of thin cloud all afternoon.
Adam with a whelk in the visitor's center touch pool.
But this is the main view for which people come to Assateague: the ponies.