Saturday, June 12, 2010


My daughter and I took a nature/wildlife photography tour of some of the waterways around Beaufort and Lady's Island, SC yesterday.  We went with Eric Horan, a commercial and environmental  photographer that lives in Beaufort.  I had seen some of his work in an art shop in Beaufort and had picked up a brochure at Higher Ground.  His photos that I saw really interested me and I thought it would be cool to take one of his tours/workshops.

My wife had asked me what I wanted for fathers day and I just happened to have his brochure in my pocket, so I handed it to her and said this would make a great present.

We met him at a boat ramp on Lady's Island at 5 pm Friday and set out on the Beaufort river in search of some wildlife.  I thought it was going to be more of a bird photo tour until we came across a bunch of dolphins.  I estimate that there were probably 18 to 20 dolphins in what appeared to be 3 families.  We followed them around for about an hour and a half.  Eric would take his boat ahead of the direction they were going and we would stop and let them go by and do it again.  There were several baby dolphins in the group and once one came about 6 feet from the boat.

Eric even commented that this was pretty rare and a real treat to get to photograph so many dolphins for such a long time.

It was great meeting Eric and hopefully we'll do some more tours/workshops with him.

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