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A new photo exhibit at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will provide a close-up look at the wildlife diversity and vital habitats of the Northeast Cape Fear River corridor.

Using motion-sensitive wildlife cameras at strategic locations along the river, thousands of images documenting more than 30 different species were captured throughout a two-year period, according to a news release from the N.C. Coastal Federation. The exhibit features 50 of the most compelling of these photos.

“From clashing young bucks to beautiful and graceful bobcats to curious and fun-loving black bears, the photos capture rare moments that few people have ever seen in person,” the press release states. “These striking images emphasize how important this unique stretch of land is to a variety of wildlife species.”

The project was funded with a grant from Brad and Shelli Stanback, and was produced by the N.C. Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch, and Wildlands Network in support of the preservation of the NE Cape Fear River corridor.

The exhibit is on display from June through August at the Spadefish Art Gallery at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Logerhead Road, Kure Beach. The aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 1-800-832-3474 or click here for more information.