Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge

Shrimp Boat Pier

Brown Pelican giving me ‘the look’.

Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge
Shrimp Boat Pier – click to enlarge

These photographs were taken along a commercial shrimping pier.  The pier is on a creek, and canal, that opens up to Charleston Harbor. Like everything here marshes border the open water.

Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge
Shrimp Boat Pier – click to enlarge

Brown Pelicans, Egrets, and other shore birds know it’s an easy place to get a meal. When the commercial boats come in the place is loud and chaotic. Free food as the days catch is moved to shore.

Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge
Shrimp Boat Pier – click to enlarge

Shooting here is a nice change of pace. Simple to get there, boardwalks over the water, and…. fresh seafood restaurants right off the piers.

Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge
Shrimp Boat Pier – click to enlarge

It is definitely commercial, a far cry from our wildlife images. A nice change I think.

Shrimp Boat Pier - click to enlarge
Shrimp Boat Pier – click to enlarge

Of course there is wildlife here.

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