Nature Photography at Little Egg Harbor Library in June

Nature Photography at Little Egg Harbor Library in June


CAPTIVATING: ‘Morning Catch’ is one of many photographs by Kate Sanchez on display at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library this month. (Photo by Kate Sanchez)

Throughout the month of June, the Ocean County Library’s Little Egg Harbor branch is displaying photographs of Southern Ocean County’s natural splendor, and the creatures that inhabit it, by local artist Kate Sanchez.

Sanchez, who is the branch’s youth services librarian, said she has been smitten with the outdoors since childhood. By high school age, she began to preserve the beauty of her surroundings in photos. Now, each image underscores our delicate ecological balance.

“There’s a sense of tranquility that comes with being in nature,” she said. “Photography allows me to share that feeling with others. It’s a great way to connect with the natural world and appreciate its beauty in a new way.”

With more than a decade of service in the Ocean County Library System and a growing family, Sanchez keeps a busy daily schedule. Capturing images in serene settings, she said, helps her to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

“We’re lucky to live in a place where there are so many beautiful parks, waterfronts, and trails to explore,” she added. “Nature photography has become a way to connect with nature, bond with my family and share my passion with others. I hope that through my photos, I can inspire others to appreciate the beauty of nature and take action to protect it for future generations.”

No registration is required to view the display. For more information, stop by the branch, located at 290 Mathistown Rd., or call 609-294-1197.  —E.E.