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Kingman wetlands, RFK Stadium

These wetlands in Kingman Lake (not really a lake but part of the Anacostia River) are in the shadow of the soon-to-be-demolished RFK Stadium, former home of the Washington Redskins.


Kingman Island and Heritage Island are situated in the Anacostia River and part of Northeast and Southeast Washington, D.C. Both islands are manmade, built from material dredged from the Anacostia and completed in 1916. They’re rugged but beautiful islands, perfect for hiking and biking, which also have an extensive wetlands area.

I didn’t even know they existed until a neighbor said he often walked his dog there. It must have taken us 10 minutes to drive to the islands from our house. Amazing that such places exist within the city limits!

Lunch, posted earlier:

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Zoltán Balogh24-Jun-2018 08:47
A very nice and tranquil nature capture. V
Graeme17-Jun-2018 22:11
A great capture of these wetlands, Helen.V!
victorswan17-Jun-2018 19:27
wow I think it's a great place to photograph insects, and so you come across nice places where you did not know the existence very lovely work BV
globalgadabout17-Jun-2018 19:05
looks ideal for birds, and apparently works well for people too..
Chris Morton17-Jun-2018 15:28
an interesting scene for the record
Julie Oldfield17-Jun-2018 15:19
Love the composition and curves. Well captured. It is amazing it is so close to home. V
bill friedlander17-Jun-2018 15:11
Looks so calm and peaceful, maybe it will look more so with the stadium gone. v
Jim Coffman17-Jun-2018 15:11
A very nice image of this lovely area, Helen!!
Fong Lam17-Jun-2018 14:45
Marvelous capture of this lovely lake....interesting that a stadium was built so close to these wetlands..V
joseantonio17-Jun-2018 14:26
Thank you for showing this beautiful area.V.
Hank Vander Velde17-Jun-2018 13:58
Nice well composed image, well described Helen. Better late to the party than not attend and enjoy. I have a similar experience with a lake and nature area named "Mud Lake Conservation ". It is about five minutes by car from my home. My kids used to play there and talk about it many years ago, but I only discovered it really when I started into nature photography some 13 years ago. Now I spend a lot of time there, especially during the Warbler migration periods.