Fun Friday: Need A Ride? Call Uber!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent stay in Myakka River State Park. One day while photographing at the park’s bridge, I looked up and saw this adult Great Blue Heron with a catfish in it’s mouth: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm Handheld, with […]

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Kayaking the Myakka, Part 2




In this second part of my “Kayaking the Myakka”, I’m going to feature a few of the many alligator images I captured from the kayak. But before I share the gator images, here is an image I captured using my cell phone. I think you will see how peaceful it can be kayaking the Myakka […]

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Kayaking the Myakka, Part 1




Today’s post is the first of several that feature some images I captured during my kayak adventure down the Myakka River, within Myakka River State Park (MRSP), Florida. I’ve photographed at MRSP during several trips to Florida, and have always dreamed about kayaking up the river into the areas where humans don’t normally travel … […]

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Fun Friday: The Standoff




In today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m featuring a pretty common sight. It seems that birds, typically vultures and some wading birds, like to come in close to where alligators are sunning and engage in a “stare-down” with each other. So far, I’ve not seen an alligator take one of these birds, but I’m sure it […]

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A Hike to “The Deep Hole”




During the first full day of my recent trip in Myakka River State Park, I got up early and headed to the park office to grab one of the cherished “backwoods permits”. The park has an undeveloped, wilderness area and only allows 30 people per day to hike into this pristine area. After obtaining my […]

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Myakka’s Sandhill Cranes




Myakka River typically has Sandhill Cranes that forage and roost within the park. From the Myakka River bridge, a single crane flew in one morning, just before sunrise, to forage along the river. This post features a few of my favorite images of this bird as it foraged near the river: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Black Vultures




One of the most common birds found in Myakka River State Park is the Black Vulture. Usually in groups, they are very interesting and curious birds. As I visited Deep Hole to photograph the gators, the vultures became interested in me and one-by-one, they began to fly across Deep Hole, near where I was located. […]

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Limpkins Galore




Today’s post begins a series of posts with images from Myakka River State Park, near Sarasota, Florida. Myakka has always been one of my favorite places to visit when in Florida. This trip was no exception. One of the first birds I saw at Myakka River was the Limpkin. This wading bird was very common […]

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Holy Cow!




… Sea cow, that is. In my recent absence from publishing nature blog posts, I have been taking a restful “vacation”, traveling around Florida and photographing some of my favorite wading birds, marine mammals and reptiles/amphibians. Now that I’m back home (and in the process of downloading thousands of new images), my first post features […]

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Those Beautiful Red Birds!




One of my favorite wading birds is the Roseatte Spoonbill. Unfortunately, they are not seen in my neck of the woods. Here are a few images of these beautiful birds that I captured a few years ago while in Florida: Can’t wait to get back to Florida … hope it’s sooner, rather than later!   […]

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