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Back in late October we went to Florida to photograph Lisa and James' spectacular wedding in West Palm Beach.  While visiting south Florida, we took a few days to explore the Everglades and a bit of the Florida Keys.  Here are some of the highlights!

 

Yes, this is a Pygmy Rattlesnake ... and yes, I am using a wide angle lens, which means I was probably way too close.  Don't try getting this close to a poisonous snake unless you know well how to read their body language.  This one remained very calm and I took a lot of time to ease up to it to get the shot.

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Alligators
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I was soooo excited to get these next few photos.  These alligators are hatchlings and I have never encountered them in the wild before, despite trolling the swamps of FL for the better part of 10 years.  I heard the classic "chirping" noises and new they were close.  It didn't take long to locate them.  I felt so fortunate to observe them but we were always cautious ... you must always be on the lookout for the mother in a situation like this.  The mother will protect her young.
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So cute!!!!
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The cuttest baby turtle in the world on the left :-).
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Great Blue Heron
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This was one of my favorite shots of the trip!
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A little wild turkey humor :-).
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You know you are entering the Everglades when you see a Florida Panther Crossing.
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Osprey with fish.
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This is an American Crocodile and the Everglades is the only place you will find them and even then it is rare ... we were very lucky!
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Bald Eagle and Raven.
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Great Egret
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Turkey Vultures
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This may seem sad, but it is for my decades long personal project, "Casualties of War."  I really get angry to see a beautiful animal lose its life by speeding drivers, especially in a National Park where they shouldn't be speeding in the first place.  The victim was a snowy egret.
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The Keys ... specifically Islamorada on the left and Key Largo on the right.
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The keys are crawling with wild iguanas.
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Purple Bill and Greeny visit south Florida :-)!!  They had a blast!
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