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Hatteras Island off of North Carolina's coast
October 14, 2018

A Slender Barrier

Just off the coast of North Carolina, Hatteras Island forms a slender barrier between the mainland and the open ocean, as Assateague Island does off Maryland and Virginia. Rising seas and intensifying storms are narrowing Hatteras, damaging habitats and historic structures and threatening to expose the mainland to the storms’ full fury. Buy a print of this photo.

This photo was originally published in “How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different.”

Photograph by Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic
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