Deep sunset hues engulf Cumberland Sound

July 8, 2014, 1 p.m.
cumberland sunset

Cumberland Island is home to the most epic sunsets

If you've ever wanted to camp among beautiful old trees dripping with lichen, which open up to long sandy beaches perfect for meditative strolls, with wildlife from armadillos to otters to feral horses wandering nearby, then do we ever have a spot for you. Cumberland Island sits just off the coast of Georgia, and was established as a national seashore in 1972. It's an ideal get-away for nature-lovers. And of course for anyone who enjoys a stellar sunrise or sunset. Photographer Catie Leary writes, "Because the narrow island is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Cumberland Sound to the west, it isn't difficult to find the perfect spot to watch a sunrise or sunset. The photo above, captured near the marshlands south of Dungeness, shows just how dramatic the horizon can get during a sunset over the Cumberland Sound."

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Google+, and Facebook.