My 3 Favorite Places for Nature Photography in Baytown
Grey Scott-Nature Photographer & City of Baytown Human Resources Manager
The more time I spend in the City of Baytown, the more I realize that it is truly a hidden gem. As a nature and wildlife photographer, there is boundless beauty within and around the city limits. I began writing this with the intention of listing the “top” places in Baytown to shoot. No sooner than I began to write, it became immediately apparent that this was an impossible task. Tucked inside and around industry here is nature’s allure. There are literally too many “top” places to name. Instead, let me share just a tiny fraction of my preferred locations to shoot.
1. Bayland Marina
As I cross the Baytown Bridge each morning, the first thing I see is the marina on the right. As far as marinas go, there is nothing spectacular about it – I mean it is just a small, ordinary marina with some cats hanging around to keep away the mice, right? Wrong! The view of the bridge is always spectacular – whether the sun is setting or rising. And the sky behind the marina never disappoints at these times of the day. I typically see a handful of photogs each morning and each evening I’m there because they have also discovered this great location for a scenic shot.
2. Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center
The Wetlands Center is a great place to learn about and sample the nature and wildlife specific to Baytown. There are snakes, fish, and other wetlands animals within the center. There is a boat dock just behind the center, and Goose Creek runs behind and across from the center. Not only are these easily-accessible spots for nature photography but this area also showcases some of Baytown’s best. You cannot go wrong whether inside or outside of the Wetlands Center.