South Coast’s Best Photos of 2018

Nearing almost 1,000 posts in 2018 and collecting more than 250,000 likes, the South Coast is full of beauty and talented creators sending us in some amazing shots. New Bedford Guide’s Josh Souza (https://www.instagram.com/souzaphotos/) went through the 2018 posts and pulled his favorite submissions of 2018 and a few of his favorite moments.

Adam Graves (https://www.instagram.com/adamgravesphoto/)

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From @adamgravesphoto: "I spotted these icicles (bottom right) while searching for an interesting composition at the @thelloydcenter . I waited for the sun to hit the horizon in order to capture the sun star. Within seconds, the backlighting on the icicles disappeared." #massachusetts #newbedfordguide

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"A Sandhill #Crane takes flight, silhouetted against the early #morning sea smoke in #Dartmouth. Thanks for viewing!" Photo @adamgravesphoto #massachusetts #dartmouthma #sunrise #sunrises #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunriseporn #sunrise🌅

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Eric Medeiros (https://www.instagram.com/night_porter78/)

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"Isolated tree at Fort Taber." Photoby @night_porter78 #newengland #newbedford #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #nbma #forttaber #fortrodman #massachusetts #tree

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Ryan Scott Johnson (https://www.instagram.com/ryanscottjohnson/)

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Interesting shot of the Milky Way from Horseneck Beach by @ryanscottjohnson #westport #westportma #massachusetts #horseneck #beach #horseneckbeach #night #nighttime #nightimephotography #galaxy #milkyway #milkywaygalaxy

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Kevin Faria Photography

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"Ice 'n Water from the #harbor." Photo by Kevin Faria. #mattapoisett #massachusetts #mattapoisettharbor #mattapoisettma #newbedfordguide

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Jeff Golenski (https://www.instagram.com/jeffgolenski/)

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"Stuck in the Ice" Photo by @jeffgolenski of Midnight Shift Photography #fallriver #massachusetts #battleship #newbedfordguide #usnavy #fallriverma #bridge #braga #bragabridge #battleshipcove

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Maxamillin Woodis (https://www.instagram.com/maxsmilliongraphics/)

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"The #NewBedford Harbor Walk." Photo by Maxamillin Woodis #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #nbma #massachusetts #moon

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John Matias (https://www.instagram.com/jsilphotography/)

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A beautiful shot down by #BattleshipCove in #FallRiver by Johny Mat @johnymat84 #massachusetts #fallriverma #newbedfordguide #battleship #sunset #sunrise

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Roger E. Surprenant

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#Fairhaven #skyline at #sunset. Photo by Roger E. Surprenant. #massachusetts #fairhavenma #newbedfordguide #newengland

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Greg Stone

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Greg Stone captures a beautiful dawn at Allens Pond in #Westport. #massachusetts #newbedfordguide #newengland #westportma #sunset #sunsets #sunrise #sunrise🌅 #sunrises

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Kathy Mazzonia Photography

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#Nantucket #lighthouse by Kathy Mazzoni Photography. #nantucketisland #nantucketma #massachusetts #newbedfordguide #newengland #lighthouses

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Bobby Amaral

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Photo of some of the hardest working people in America! Photo by Bobby Amaral. #newbedford #newengland #newbedfordma #newbedfordharbor #newbedfordguide #massachusetts #nbma #scallop #scallops #fishermen #fishing #fishinglife #fishingboats #fishingboat

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Some of Josh’s favorite 2018 moments that were shared on Instagram

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Over 30 of our amazing firefighters ran the #NewBedford Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in their fire gear while carrying the US Flag for a special charity. Link to story in our profile. Photo by @souzaphotos #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #nbma #massachusetts #newengland #nbfd #firefighter #firefighters #newbedfordhalfmarathon

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Over 30 of our amazing firefighters ran the #NewBedford Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in their fire gear while carrying the US Flag for a special charity. Link to story in our profile. Photo by @souzaphotos #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #nbma #massachusetts #newengland #nbfd #firefighter #firefighters #newbedfordhalfmarathon

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This year's New Bedford Veterans Day Parade's Grand Marshall was Octavio "Tacky'' Pragana, a Navy veteran in World War II and Korea and a retired New Bedford police officer,  Mr. Pragana is 92. He was born March 12, 1926 in New Bedford as Octavio Pragana. He joined the service as a young man, enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943 during World War II. On Oct. 13, 1944 he was aboard the USS Canberra, 90 miles off Formosa, now known as Taiwan. The ship was struck by an aerial torpedo, killing 23 crew members instantly. He was uninjured and stayed on the ship, which was repaired and traveled on her own power via the Panama Canal to Boston. Before the Canberra was struck, Pragana earned seven battle stars in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and two battle stars for liberation of the Philippines. He later served in the Korean conflict era on the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy from 1950-1952, and was honorably discharged from the military in 1952.  He eventually became a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1982, and is a member of the auxiliary to this day. When his full-time military service ended, Pragana returned to New Bedford and eventually became a New Bedford Police officer. Through the years, he worked for the department in a variety of roles, including detective, motorcycle officer and firearms instructor. Pragana retired in 1988, but he never really left. Nearly every day, he grabs a cup of coffee and heads to police headquarters. He chats with officers, volunteers at events and works out at the gym in the basement of Station Three, at 781 Ashley Blvd. in the North End. He is such a familiar and beloved figure doing his workouts that the New Bedford Police Union named the gym in his honor. Photo @souzaphotos #veteransday #newbedford #newbedfordma #nb #nbma #massachusetts #veteran #wwiiveteran #wwii #hero #navy #usnavy

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Did you make it out to today's #Westport Tough Kids Challenge at Westport Middle School? Photo by @souzaphotos #massachusetts #newengland #newbedfordguide #westportma #mud #mudder #toughmudder #toughmudder2018 #mom #momlife

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His #FantasyFootball league is brutal. Here are the results and a photo from yesterday's 43rd Annual Father's Day Road Race in #Fairhaven, MA. Keep an eye out for another gallery later today! Overall 5k Mens 1. Zack Viera, Fairhaven, MA – 16:42 2. Cody Gibney, #NewBedford, MA – 16:52 3. Michael Vaz, #Dartmouth, MA – 16.56 Womens 1. Elizabeth Sullivan, #Portsmouth, RI – 19:02 2. Lauren Dorschied, #Acushnet, MA – 19:04 3. Sophia Arruda, #Lakeville, MA – 20:19 Overall 10k Mens 1. Trevor Wysong, #Taunton, MA – 32:52 2. Jason Eddy, #EastBridgewater, MA – 34.50 3. Taylor Days-Merrill, Fairhaven, MA – 37.11 Womens 1. Rebecca Corugno, Dartmouth, MA – 41.26 2. Patricia Baptiste, Dartmouth, MA – 41.52 3. Molly Comerford, #Scituate, MA – 42.47 Photo by @souzaphotos #massachusetts #newengland #newbedfordguide #newbedfordma #nbma

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Photo from the annual Run With Care 5k at Buttonwood Park this past weekend. Photo by @souzaphotos #newengland #newbedford #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #massachusetts #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dogsofinsta

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Keep an eye out for our interview with Gilda, the just turned 94-year-old bar owner/bartender who loves to dance and tell it how it is. #marion #newengland #newbedfordguide #massachusetts

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Have you had a chance to visit the Parsons #Daffodil Field? Here’s a photo from our recent visit. Photo by @souzaphotos #dartmouth #dartmouthma #massachusetts #newengland #newbedfordguide #flowers #flower

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During this year’s #MemorialDay Ceremony at Clasky Common Park, Joseph Ford Sr., father of Marine Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford who died April 26, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom laid down the first flower on the wreath. Photo by @souzaphotos #newbedford #newengland #newbedfordma #newbedfordguide #nbma #massachusetts

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Here’s a photo from the 43rd Annual Father's Day Road Race this past weekend. Lots of great family teams having fun running on a nice summer day. Photo by @souzaphotos #fairhaven #fairhavenma #massachusetts #father #fathers #fathersday #fathersday2018 #running #runner #runnersofinstagram

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