Wild Earth - Local Landscape

Challenge #8 in the Something Moody series. Hosted by HappySnaps.
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I'd like to see what is left of the wild within our communities around the world. . . Capture an image of your local landscape (within about 20miles/30km from your local community). Include as much of what is natural as possible, which I'm sure is not much in some parts of the world. Preferably with as few man-made objects as possible; such as cars and buildings. Include your Country name in the description, but there is no need to name your local area if you would like it to remain anonymous. . . The main objective of the challenge is to show your local landscape the best you can. It's not about who has the prettiest landscape, it's about what is left for you to enjoy. . . If it's not obvious in your picture; include a description to help voters understand your point of view.
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Great Egret and the Manhattan Skyline
by cneiss
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Richard W. DeKorte park is a wildlife refuge in the shadow of Manhattan, sandwiched between landfills, industrial parks, and the New Jersey Turnpike. Supporting hundreds of species of both resident and migratory birds, as well as mammals, fish, and invertebrates, this carefully managed environment exists in what was once a toxic landscape overrun by invasive species. Pictured is a great egret perched on a nesting box used by tree swallows, with the NJ Turnpike, power lines, and the iconic NYC mid-town skyline in the background.
Submitted: Saturday, 24th July, 2021 15:51 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 15th July, 2021
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 500
Views: 24
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