Nestled at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where the waters empty into the Atlantic Ocean spans the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, stretching across a prime area that is inhabited by many different species of birds and waterfowl as well as creatures of the sea.

From the Bridge-Tunnel’s Scenic Overlook, travelers can stop and stretch their legs, enjoy expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoy  a unique opportunity to observe wildlife as it interacts with its natural surroundings.

Shared on this webpage are images that have been captured by CBBT friends and employees as they travel along and near the facility. We welcome you to share any images that you have personally captured along this facility by uploading them to our Instagram feed with the tag #CBBT.

Harbor seals can often be seen lounging near the CBBT. They are typically seen by CBBT employees and boaters on #s 3 and 4 Island (the northern islands), as there is less activity and disturbance there. They can dive to 1,500 feet and they even sometimes sleep in the water. Their streamlined bodies and smooth skin help them to escape predators such as sharks, and catch prey such as fish.

WOW!  This series of photos is absolutely breathtaking!  These photos were taken by a tourist near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in 2012.