Images from the Made on the Shore issue — May-June 2022

Milton, DE

Photo and Description by Pamela Aquilani

A dramatic squall makes its way across Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Spring storms often appear to come out of nowhere and can come with dramatic skies, which make for perfect photo opportunities.

Slaughter Beach, DE

Photo and Description by Tony Pratt

Delaware Bay was teeming with horseshoe crabs that come ashore in the spring to lay their eggs on the beach. When low tide coincides with sunrise, one can witness hundreds, if not thousands, of them on the sands flats at the north end of Slaughter Beach. A colorful sunrise helps to make this scene feel prehistoric.

Milton, DE

Photo and Description by Tony Pratt

The estuary waters of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge provide home and habitat to a rich variety of birds, fish and crustaceans. The moment seen here could be titled “Two Wishes.” The snowy egret wished that breakfast was easier and the minnow wished for, and was granted, the opportunity to return to the water and enjoy another day in the estuary.