Photo Portfolio: Capturing the Cape

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2021 /

Writer: Christina Galt

George Vosgerichian, Chapin Beach, Dennis. As Cape Cod Bay retreats during low tide, the tidal flats reveal a hidden seascape.

In 1979, Cape Cod Life Publications was founded by Brian Shortsleeve with two specific goals in mind. First, to share his love for the Cape & Islands with readers around the world, and second, to do so through beautiful photography. 

One man’s passion to has since turned into a regional publication company dedicated to serving Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. In homage to Brian’s original mission to share his love of the Cape, our Annual Photography Contest was born to share the magic of the Cape & Islands with the world, by honoring the hard work of local photographers who continue to capture quintessential Cape Cod moments and share their undeniable connections to the Cape. 

Combing through the thousands of photo submissions we receive each year, and categorizing them by Kids & Pets, Cape Characters, Seascapes, and Recognizable Places, then narrowing the submissions down to a select few to be honored as winners in each category, is no simple task. Most of the submissions encompass the spirit and overwhelming beauty of Cape Cod & the Islands, so doesn’t that make them all a winner? As this year’s Annual Photo Contest has come to a close, our deliberations have ended, and the 2021 winners have been published in our June 2021 “Best of” issue of Cape Cod LIFE. But, our staff at Cape Cod Life Publications really can’t get enough of these wonderful photos, so we share a few more of our favorite submissions in hopes you hunger for more as well. 

In our July Photo Portfolio, we have chosen to continue the celebration of our local photographers who continuously participate in our Annual Photo Contest every year, sending us thousands of breathtaking, whimsical, and often adorable photo entries from across the Cape & Islands. ~ Christina Galt 

Thanks again to all who participated in our 2021 Annual Photos Contest! To check out the 2021 Annual Photo Contest winners visit capecodlife.com.

Christina Galt

Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat.