Photo: Black Skimmers

Black Skimmers at Holden Beach

Photographer, Sean Leahy, captured a trio of beautiful Black Skimmers while visiting Holden Beach in the summer of 2018.

Sean posts stunning natural photography on twitter (@seanleahyphoto). You can find his extended collection of photography on his website (Sean Leahy Photos).

The Black Skimmer is a seabird that breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical pacific coasts. Read more (wikipedia) >

Holden Beach is a registered bird sanctuary due to the number of bird species that migrate to and from the island.

It is unlawful for anyone to hunt, kill, maim, injure, or trap birds within the Town of Holden Beach.

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