North Carolina's Barrier Islands

Wonders of Sand, Sea, and Sky

By David Blevins

200 pp., 10 x 9, 152 color plates., 1 map, index

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3249-0
    Published: March 2017
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-3250-6
    Published: February 2017
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4395-1
    Published: February 2017

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In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina’s barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and ever-changing places with epic origins, surprising plants and animals, and an uncertain future. From snow geese midflight to breathtaking vistas along otherworldly dunes, Blevins has captured the incredible natural diversity of North Carolina’s coast in singular detail. His photographs and words reveal the natural character of these islands, the forces that shape them, and the sense of wonder they inspire.

Featuring over 150 full-color images from Currituck Banks, the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, and the islands of the southern coast, North Carolina’s Barrier Islands is not only a collection of beautiful images of landscapes, plants, and animals but also an appeal for their conservation.

About the Author

David Blevins is a nature photographer and forest ecologist.
For more information about David Blevins, visit the Author Page.


“Through his artful writing and insightful photography, David Blevins explores life on the barrier islands. His language is as rich and sparse as the islands themselves, accompanied by photographs that could only be taken by a man who knows and loves these places well. North Carolina’s Barrier Islands sets a new standard for books exploring the value of North Carolina’s coastal ecosystems.”—Beth Young, conservation photographer

"David Blevins offers a unique and essential way to understand the beauty and life that make up North Carolina’s barrier islands. This book is entertaining, wise, and a joy to behold."—Lawrence S. Earley, author of The Workboats of Core Sound