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Assateague Island: A Wildlife Lover Stop

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Hello, I’m Joy Rahat, an expert in headshots and portrait photography. I’m here to tell you about one of the locations worth a stunning photo: Assateague Island. Consider this fantastic place if you live in Maryland and want a different weekend. 

The History of Assateague Island

Assateague Island is a barrier island that stretches from Maryland to Virginia. It was once connected to Fenwick Island, but a storm in 1933 separated them. The island is now divided into two sections: the Assateague Island National Seashore, managed by the National Park Service, and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collects.

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What can you find in Assateague Island?

Assateague Island is famous for its wild horses, which roam freely. They are descendants of domestic horses brought to the island in the 17th century. Some say pirates left them; others say they were brought by settlers who wanted to avoid taxes. No one knows, but they are a beautiful sight to behold.

Assateague Island is also home to various wildlife, such as deer, foxes, birds, crabs, clams, and fish. On the island, you can enjoy nature trails, fishing, kayaking, birdwatching, and shelling. The island has two miles of ocean beaches where you can swim, surf and sunbathe.

Advice for visitors

If you’re planning to visit Assateague Island for a photo session, here are some tips to make your experience enjoyable and safe:

When is it open?

The island is open year-round, but some facilities and services vary by season. The visitor centers are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The entrance fee is $25 per vehicle for seven days or $45 for an annual pass. You can also purchase a pass online or at one of the self-pay stations on the island.

What to wear?

The weather on Assateague Island can be unpredictable, so it’s best to dress in layers and bring a jacket or sweater. Wear comfortable shoes that can handle sand and water. For your photo session, you can choose outfits that match your style and personality but also complement the colors and textures of the island. For example, you can wear bright colors on the beach, earth tones in the forest, or pastels in the marsh.

Is it family-friendly?

Yes, Assateague Island is a great place to visit with your family. There are many activities that kids and adults can enjoy together, such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. You can also learn about the history and ecology of the island at the visitor centers or through ranger programs. And, of course, you can have fun posing with your loved ones for memorable photos.

When is it best to visit?

Assateague Island is beautiful all year round, but some seasons are more popular. Spring and fall are ideal for birdwatching, as many migratory birds stop by the island. Summer is the busiest time, as many people come to enjoy the beach and the water activities. Winter is the quietest time but also the coldest.

Ready for a visit?

Assateague Island is a beautiful location for photography and nature lovers. It offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and plenty of fun activities.

In Need of a Photographer? Book Your Experience with Joy Rahat!

If you are looking for a photographer who can capture your essence and spirit, you’ve arrived at the right place. I will provide you with a personalized service that will exceed your expectations. I will also give you tips on how to prepare for your session, what to wear, how to pose, and how to have fun.

Whether you need a headshot for your business or personal brand, a portrait for your family or friends, or a lifestyle shoot for your social media or blog, I will deliver high-quality images you will love and cherish for years.

Book a session with Joy Rahat today by emailing or calling (202) 599-7162 to capture the experience in a photograph.


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