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Photo of the Week: A Sacred Moment with Nature

Osprey_ByIreneMartinelliPhoto by Irene Martinelli.

“I'm relatively new to Annapolis and am only now getting to learn about special 'secrets' like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I visited the sanctuary off of Bay Ridge only last weekend for the first dog walker told me about it. I was enthralled and I don't know who was more excited, myself or my dog. While he sniffed, I photographed nesting ospreys and sat on the pickle barrel bench enjoying this wonderful sanctuary. The ospreys would take turns going and coming and feeding or adding to the nest. I held my finger on the trigger and shot an endless series of photos and was so excited to be sharing this sacred moment with nature. I was so enthralled that I am bringing another photographer friend with me on Sunday to share this treasure. It’s imperative that the Bay lives again.”

—Irene Martinelli

Do you have a favorite Bay photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's E-Communications Manager, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign], along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. Please also join our Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Flickr group and post your pics to our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing your photos!


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