Photography at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
This page features my Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge photos. Anahuac NWR is one of my favorite places for birdwatching and wildlife photography along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Refuge is located in Anahuac, which is commonly referred to as the Alligator Capital of Texas. As you might guess, one of my favorite photography subjects at the refuge is the American alligator. Every time I visit the refuge, I’m reminded of how beautiful and mysterious these prehistoric creatures are.
In addition to alligators, the refuge provides a safe haven for hundreds of other animal species. Common mammals seen at the refuge include bobcats, coyotes, and wild boar. Occasionally, visitors report sightings of the American mink or North American river otter. As a result, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is an amazing destination for wildlife photography.
Numerous animal species live at the refuge, however, many birders, including myself, visit the refuge to photograph the wide range of birds found here. Over 300 bird species are spotted at the refuge throughout the year. Even though I’ve visited the refuge a dozen times, I’ve only seen a handful of birds from the list. A few of my favorite birds to photograph here include the black-necked stilt, crested caracara, common nighthawk, and great blue heron. While scrolling through my gallery, you’ll noticed that a majority of my photos feature birds.
Support Anahuac NWR
I created this page to showcase my Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge photos. However, I wouldn’t have anything to show if it wasn’t for this amazing place. Now, more than ever, it’s important to preserve wildlife refuges around the world. Climate change and loss of habitat have threatened the land that many wild animals rely on to survive.
Like many wildlife conservation areas, this sacred wildlife refuge needs your help. There are several ways to help the refuge, including volunteering, becoming a member, or simply donating. For more information about the refuge or to learn how you can help, check out the resources below.