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Photo Essay: Moonrise at the Cape

Naturalist and photographer Sam Bland camped at Cape Lookout National Seashore last weekend to document the rise of May’s full moon near the park’s iconic lighthouse. He tells the story of that day in the following slideshow of photos and captions.

About the Author

Sam Bland

Sam Bland spent much of his life out in the field as as a park ranger and park superintendent at the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Most of his 30 years with the division was spent at Hammocks Beach State Park near Swansboro where Sam specialized in resource management and environmental education. He also worked from 2009-18 for the North Carolina Coastal Federation, where he helped develop programs at the education center on Jones Island in the White Oak River. He is also an accomplished photographer.