By Mike Busch

With some big help from Jim Botta, we put together just some of the best photos from the Long Island Wildlife Photography group this week on the 8 pages below.  Jim gave me the photos on Wednesday Night and I stopped myself after grabbing another 20 last night and this morning and could have kept going.

This week’s cover shot goes to Caren Milheron with a beautiful tail slapping Humpback Whale.  The whale watching reports from both Gotham Whale / American Princess Cruises out of Breezy Point and CRESLI / Viking Fleet out of Montauk have been excellent this summer.  If you haven’t gone out yet there is still plenty of time.  Perhaps it’s time to put together a group trip in the early Fall.  Both boats will be running this weekend, click below to check the schedules.

American Princess Cruises Whale Watch Booking

Viking Fleet Whale Watch Booking

If you have time check out all 8 pages below and feel free to share!

Red Foxes – Tony Fanni

Northern Cardinal – Dan Fiore

Osprey & Lunch – Jill Weigold Wendling

Green Heron & Lunch – Tony Fanni

Painted Lady – Natalie Ann

Lesser Yellowlegs – Bob Schmitz

Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron – Lisa Wollerstein-Whitmore

Juvenile Black Skimmer – Lisa Nadler-Reischer

Humpback Whale – Fred Kopf