Cape Cod National Seashore - Through the Eyes of the Artist Under the Lilies on Exhibit at Salt Pond Visitor Center

Under the Lilies
Under the Lillies

Miah Nate Johnson

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News Release Date: May 3, 2012

Contact: Sue Haley, South District Interpreter, 508-255-3421

Several photographs by acclaimed international photographer Miah Nate Johnson are on display at Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center through May 2012. Johnson quite literally immersed himself into the life and ecology of kettles ponds in this underwater photographic journey. For several years Mr. Johnson snorkeled in kettle ponds with his underwater equipment to capture on film the aquatic life and underwater landscape of these clear-water ponds found within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore. Many Cape Cod kettle ponds have lost their clarity due to impacts from overuse and increased nutrients, making this collection of photographs an important record and rare collection to view.   

Mr. Johnson spent most of his life as a professional photographer and videographer for print media and films. Organizations he's worked for include National Geographic, National Geographic Movie Channel, The New York Times, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros. He has received numerous awards including 1994 Picture of the Year for magazine pictorial, along with awards from several film festivals. 

If You Go:Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (5 PM beginning May 26).The center includes a lobby with expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning; and a store with books, maps, puzzles, games, and t-shirts. There are short films shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs call 508-255-3421, or check the park's website,

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