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  • ‘Swan Song’

    Thousands of wintering tundra swans take to Pungo Lake in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, as seen from the perspective of the easternmost observation platform. Photo: Doug Waters

  • ‘Not So Summer Hummer’

    Doug Waters of Morehead City recently captured this image of a hummingbird. Waters noted that hummingbirds remain in the coastal area despite the chill, so don’t put away the feeders just yet.

  • Crystal Coast Stargazing

    Fred Angeli, of the Crystal Coast Stargazers, sets up a telescope for attendees of a stargazing event at Fort Macon State Park. Photo: Doug Waters

  • Sunset Passage

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation ferry Floyd J. Lupton leaves Hatteras Village bound for Ocracoke Island on one of its last passages of the day. Photo: Doug Waters

  • Following the Monarch Migration

    A tagged monarch butterfly, ready for migration. Tagging is part of the effort to reverse declining monarch populations. Photo: Doug Waters