By Mike Busch 7-18-2020

With the usual help from Jim Botta, we have compiled just some of the best photos and videos this week from the Long Island Wildlife Photography Group on the 10 pages below.

This week’s cover shot goes to Dan Fiore with a beautiful Clapper Rail.

If you want a chance to see some Whales and Dolphins, our friends from American Princess Cruises with Gotham Whale have had a great start to the season and are now sailing Wednesday through Sunday from a new temporary location in Brooklyn.  Visit their website here for more information and schedules.

If you would rather head out east to Montauk,  Dr. Artie Kopelman is leading the season’s maiden voyage with Cresli and the Viking Fleet today at 2:00 p.m.  Click here for details.

Both boats are limiting the number of passengers and following all of the Covid-19 safety regulations to keep everyone safe.

Feel free to share and have a great weekend!


Black Skimmer – Dennie Warsaw

Barn Swallow – Christopher Carl

Bottlenose Dolphin – Brian Doherty

Clapper Rail – Dan Fiore

Eastern Boxturtle – Robert Bailey

Green Heron & Dragonfly – Robert Kaplan

Groundhog – Mikki Kost

Juvenile Bald Eagles – Frances Aliberti Sansivero