|Great White Egret in the swamp among baldcypress and airplants, |
Big Cypress National Preserve, Loop Road. Click to enlarge picture.
|Large Crocodile among the mangroves at the|
Everglades National Park, Flamingo District. I saw only a few crocodiles.
|Aligators warming themselves at Big Cypress National Preserve.|
I saw many aligators all along the Gulf Coast -- Texas to Florida.
|I saw hundreds of beach communities of houses-on-stilts, from full-size homes|
to mobile-homes-on-stilts, raised up to 30' to protect them from storm surges.
Many appeared to be new construction, likely rebuilt after hurricane damage.
|Great Blue Heron, sugar sand, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Okaloosa Area|
Just off of US-98, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Click to enlarge picture.
|Cardinal defending his territory from the "intruder" in my side view mirror.|
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, northwest Florida Gulf Coast
|Swallowtail Butterfly at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL|