Sable Island Images

Images recorded by Paul Illsley




Map of Sable Island (2011 satellite image)







Aerial view of Sable Island (looking east)







Weather station







Weather station staff quarters







Horses near the fresh water ponds







Horses near the fresh water ponds







Horses near the fresh water ponds







Beach on the north shore near the weather station







Coast Guard station near the West Light







West Light







Coast Guard station near the West Light







Coast Guard station near the West Light (looking east)







Horses on the north beach near the weather station







Horses on the north beach near the weather station







Navigation buoy beached on the west bar







Dune blowout on the north beach







Dune blowout in the centre of the island







Horse atop a grassy dune







Seals on the east spit







Aerial view of Bald Dune and south beach







Dunes facing the windy south beach on the east end of the island







Horses grazing near the Green Plains







Horses grazing near the Green Plains







Horses grazing on the south beach dunes near the Green Plains







Dunes near Wallace Lake







Coast Guard station and West Light near the fresh water ponds







Curious horse in the centre of the island







Seals on the north beach near the weather station







Curious seal sunning on the north beach just east of the weather station







Seals heading into the north beach surf







North beach dunes east of Bald Dune







Horses strolling along the north shore







Horses gathering on the north shore







Seals sunning on the north beach near Bald Dune







Horses strolling along the north shore







Horses strolling along the north shore







Driftwood and dune on the east end of the island







Driftwood and dune on the east end of the island







Natural gas rig and support ship off the east spit







Driftwood and dune on the east end of the island







Dune and wind drift sand on the east end of the island







Horses relaxing in the sun on the south beach near the east end of the island







Solar powered East Light beside a large dune blowout







Dune blowout on the east end of the island







Horses on the dunes near the south beach on the east end of the island







Dune blowout on the east end of the island







Solitary horse on a grassy plain near the east end of the island







Solitary horse on a south beach dune near the east end of the island







Horses wandering through the south beach dunes







Horses gathering on the south beach dunes







Solitary horse east of Bald Dune







Horses gathering east of Bald Dune







Solitary horse east of Bald Dune







Horses gathering east of Bald Dune







Horses atop a south beach dune







Grassy plain with Bald Dune in the background







Dune edge looking toward the north beach near Bald Dune







Young horses playing on the south beach near Bald Dune







A pair of horses on the south beach near Bald Dune







West Light







Curious horses on the south beach near Bald Dune







Curious horses on the south beach near Bald Dune







Horse on the south beach near Bald Dune and Wallace Lake







Horses enjoying a sunny day on the south beach near Bald Dune







Curious horse on the south beach near Bald Dune







Curious horses coming closer for a better look







Young horse wandering along the south beach near Bald Dune







Horses grazing on the Green Plain near Bald Dune







Horses grazing near Bald Dune







Horse grazing near Bald Dune







Horse grazing near Bald Dune







Weather Station complex east of West Light (in the far distance)







Sunrise over Wallace Lake







Seals on the south beach near East Light







Bald Dune with Wallace Lake in the foreground







Horses grazing on the dune fields near Bald Dune







Horses on the north beach dunes near Bald Dune







Green Plain near Bald Dune







Bald Dune from the north beach







North beach near Bald Dune







Majestic Sable Island horses near Bald Dune







Coast Guard station with horses grazing in the foreground







Some horses grazing near the West Light







Curious horse near the West Light







Curious horse near the West Light







Aerial view of the east end of Sable Island







Horses drinking from the fresh water ponds







Aerial view of the fresh water ponds near West Light (looking west)







Aerial view of the north coast near Bald Dune







Aerial view of the north coast west of Bald Dune







Seals retreating into a calm ocean on the south beach west of the Coast Guard station







Gentile horse on the south beach near Bald Dune







Gentile horse on the south beach near Bald Dune







Aircraft leaving from the south beach near Bald Dune







Curious horse on the south beach near Bald Dune







Seals sunning themselves on the south beach near the Coast Guard station







Horses grazing near Bald Dune







Abandoned bird watching shelter near Bald Dune







Bald Dune on a sunny day







Interior of the island near Bald Dune







North shore dunes east of the weather station







Sunset from atop the dunes near the weather station (West Light in the distance)







A curious horse near the weather station







Some horses grazing near the West Light







Contented horse grazing near the West Light







Aerial view of Sable Island (looking east)


Images recorded by Paul Illsley