Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by janiskay

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering 208' ft. tall.

Considered one of Hatteras Island's biggest attractions, over 175,000 visitors come to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse every year to climb the 257 steps to the top. But don't let those large numbers of tourists scare you - Hatteras Island, and subsequently the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, is known for being unpopulated and uncrowded, even in the height of summer, making it a very attractive destination for Outer Banks vacationers.
Bev
Nice shot, Janice. Picture perfect. Looks like a postcard!
June 1st, 2015  
Oh, I like this! It's such a famous lighthouse! I clicked to put it on the black and it is just amazing!
June 2nd, 2015  
Love the black and white. Imagine how hard that must have been to paint!!
June 2nd, 2015  
This is such a striking lighthouse. Did you climb to the top?
June 2nd, 2015  
You got such a great perspective on this to get the whole thing in the shot so well!
June 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful - an instant fav for me!
June 2nd, 2015  
This is a great shot. I don't think I've ever seen one in real life. Some day maybe. This is my daughters favorite lighthouse.
June 2nd, 2015  
Love the shot - have read and heard about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for so many years and sure would love to see it someday (when I take that trip to New England that I want to do!)
June 2nd, 2015  
Awesome picture and perspective.
June 2nd, 2015  
Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
June 2nd, 2015  
Great shot, composition
June 2nd, 2015  
This brings back wonderful memories. I taught in NC from 1971-76 and did some graduate work there. I took a few vacation trips to the Outer Banks, back when it was quite undeveloped. The lighthouse looks so well cared for in your image. It's beautiful!
June 2nd, 2015  
What a beautiful capture
June 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful shot Janice, love that lighthouse and cloudscape :)
June 2nd, 2015  
I would love to see this light house in person! Great shot. fav
June 2nd, 2015  
Wish we could have stayed longer.
June 2nd, 2015  
Sam
This is a very cool lighthouse!
June 2nd, 2015  
Great photo Janice of this beautiful lighthouse. A fave for me. :-)
June 2nd, 2015  
Fabulous capture.
June 2nd, 2015  
Great lighthouse shot.
June 2nd, 2015  
Super coloured lighthouse, lovely capture.
June 2nd, 2015  
We have some red and white striped lighthouses, but have never seen one like this. A lovely bold capture.
June 2nd, 2015  
i saw this on popular page and just grabbed my attention i had to see where it is located, see if it is easy for me to get to should i have the urge to go and find it. i absolutely love light houses and this is really stunning. i might have read an article about this a long time ago because it does look and sound familiar to me. most excellent shot!
June 2nd, 2015  
Fantastic capture Janice :) I just love everything about this lighthouse and the sky! I would love to climb up it :) fav
June 2nd, 2015  
@summerfield we found it pretty easy to get to. You might have read about it a few years ago as the had to move it. That was quite an undertaking. Thanks for looking me up. I hope to get more lighthouse shots while I am in Maine. By the way there are quite a few lighthouses in the Outer Banks of NC where this lighthouse is.
June 3rd, 2015  
@janiskay - i reckon! i had just come back from a 365 meet up from medina NY to niagara falls, then holland, MI to madison, WI. am planning to go around michigan and photograph as many lighthouses as i can in late summer and early fall. haven't been to NC but that might change in the next little while if i have to hunt lighthouses!
June 3rd, 2015  
Congratulations on making the PP. Well deserved.
June 3rd, 2015  
A proud beacon! Great capture!
June 3rd, 2015  
@joansmor me too!
June 3rd, 2015  
@888rachel no I have trouble just climbing normal stairs because of my breathing.
June 3rd, 2015  
@milaniet North Carolina can't be that far for you. New England is a whole lot further. Long drive. We took 5 days but I wish we had had the time to take longer.
June 3rd, 2015  
@summerfield I have never seen any of the Great Lakes Lighthouses. I will have to follow you just to see these pics.
June 3rd, 2015  
@janiskay -there's one on may 23rd, one of the more famous ones. thanks for tbe follow. hope you feel better today.
June 3rd, 2015  
Really interesting structure.
June 3rd, 2015  
You have some lovely names for your lighthouses. Good shot
June 11th, 2015  
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