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Squid Lips

January 15, 2022 - From the name of the restaurant to the signage, you know you are going to relax and have fun while enjoying the outdoor...
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The Way It Was

January 13, 2022 - After continuing to go deeper into the area, I must admit, I gave up after the first two dozen mosquito bites. That doe...
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Back in Time

January 12, 2022 - Heading into a new area to explore an relatively untouched area. Looks like a totally unspoiled, untouched area. Wonder...
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Going Deeper

January 11, 2022 - Continuing along the trail while checking for creepy crawly things on the ground. It sure is silent. Not even a bird sin...
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Deep in Nature

January 10, 2022 - The sound of silence is "deafening". About the only thing stirring are the dragonflies and there seem to be hundreds fly...
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Sneak Peak

January 07, 2022 - Another day, another boardwalk. Only this time, I know there I am headed. It's a beach exploration to check out the surr...
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Unknown Path

January 06, 2022 - Following the Florida nature trails with absolutely no idea of what may be around the next bend. Mysterious and full of...
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Daybreak

January 05, 2022 - Just after sunrise on a rare overcast morning. Here I don't consider it dark and gloomy, but an opportunity to capture a...
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Looking for Lunch

January 04, 2022 - This American Alligator, formally known as Alligator Mississippinsis, tens to hibernate in the cooler months in Florida.
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Sandpiper Family

January 03, 2022 - Off by itself, this Ruddy Turnstone inhabits the beaches of Florida.
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To the Beach

December 31, 2021 - Another early morning adventure on the beach. Schatzi already understands what lies ahead and is getting ready for her "...
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Great Egret

December 30, 2021 - This egret was patiently awaiting the ebb and flow of the tide to bring its potential meal to it. Apparently it was savi...
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Before Sunrise

December 29, 2021 - Sneaked away a little earlier this morning while my ladies were soundly sleeping. Most days have had no cloud coverage s...
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Juvenile

December 28, 2021 - This little egret can be identified as a juvenile due to its yellow legs which will become all black (like the front par...
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Ready to Strike

December 27, 2021 - This great egret was patiently awaiting an unsuspecting fish to come a bit closer before enjoying its next meal. A perfe...
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Flight Formation

December 23, 2021 - These black skimmerss were part of a flock of mixed shorebirds that I encountered on a quiet beach protected by a rock b...
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Arenaria interpres

December 22, 2021 - My first encounter with a Ruddy Turnstone. This bird inhabits beaches and mudflats, so I was surprised I never had encou...
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Landing

December 21, 2021 - Incoming brown pelican as it landed. The wingspread is what caught my attention.
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Egret in Flight

December 20, 2021 - I was relaxing watching egrets fish along the rocky shoreline along the Fort Pierce inlet. Theyir wingspread of about 4...
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Touch Down

December 17, 2021 - I always have found Florida's brown pelicans interesting as they circle and dive for their meals. Their flying formation...
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Scattering

December 16, 2021 - As I was settling into position and slowly approaching this group of shorebirds, including laughing gulls, black skimmer...
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Birdmania

December 15, 2021 - There were so many shorebirds coming and going, I was beginning to wonder if Alfred Hitchcock's spirit was present. It f...
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Rise and Shine

December 13, 2021 - A great example of the golden hour when the sun spotlights a perfect hibiscus bloom.
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Raindrops Keeps Falling

December 10, 2021 - As the day was breaking, there was a brief break between the rain showers. Couldn't resit the opportunity to capture the...
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Bouganvillea

December 09, 2021 - The "flowers" of the Bougainvillea, are actually modified leaves, called bracts, that are long-lasting and bright. Like...
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Preening

December 08, 2021 - The Little Blue Heron is probably a close relative of the Snowy Egret. Like the Snowy Egret, it is all white when it is...
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Feet First

December 07, 2021 - When flying, the white pelicans soar on their wide black-tipped white wings. A flock of these pelicans when migrating is...
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Landing Approach

December 06, 2021 - The American white pelican is one of the largest of North American birds with a wingspan of about 9 feet. Their overall...
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"Ebony and Ivory"

December 03, 2021 - White pelicans feed differently than brown pelicans. The brown pelicans dive on the fish. The white pelicans float on th...
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White Pelican

December 02, 2021 - The brown pelican is found year-round in Florida. Adult white pelicans are winter visitors to the state. During the summ...
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The Gathering

December 01, 2021 - There are several names for groups of pelicans. These include squadrons, pods, scoops and briefs. For me, after watchin...
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Balancing Act

November 30, 2021 - The Little Blue Heron is a stand-and-wait predator as opposed to being a predator that dashes around looking for its pre...
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Soaring

November 29, 2021 - Of the 8 species of Pelicans, only the Brown Pelican lives primarily on coastal shores and is one of only two of the spe...
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Stalking

October 25, 2021 - Standing motionless near the shoreline plants, this white egret was well camouflaged to await an unsuspecting creature f...
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Caracara

October 20, 2021 - The Caracara looks like a hawk, is related to falcons and behaves more like a vulture. It also is very capable of killin...
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Rough Day

October 15, 2021 - When there is a hurricane moving is just beyond the Gulf Stream, the waves keep building and the beach keeps getting sma...
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Closer & Closer

October 08, 2021 - Early stage of an approaching hurricane roiling the ocean and moving inland.
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Standing Tall

October 07, 2021 - Even though I got a little wet trying to capture the best angle to isolate these blooms from those surrounding them, I w...
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"Hawkeye"

October 06, 2021 - These hawks always are on alert looking for unsuspecting prey.
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Cautious Predator

October 05, 2021 - Checking the area for possible prey or just checking around to ensure that there are no intruders close by. Either way,...
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Mirror Image

October 01, 2021 - Sometimes there are opportunities to move around and get a perspective that shows off the true beauty of nature's creati...
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High Lookout

September 30, 2021 - It's lunchtime. Perched and watching for movement below.
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Up & Coming

September 28, 2021 - Waterlilies always present interesting photo opportunities to me. This time the sun wa just right to capture the highlig...
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Daybreak on the Atlantic

September 27, 2021 - Early morning with the ocean so calm it almost looks like a big lake. Looking at the clouds building on the horizon this...
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Returning Home

September 24, 2021 - After a long day of offshore fishing, this crew is returning home just before dark.
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Feeding Pelicans

September 23, 2021 - The baitfish pods were riding the waves and the pelicans were cruising the tops of the waves and feasting on the bait po...
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Searching

September 22, 2021 - Flying in circles lower and lower until the baitfish are sighted and then the diving begins.
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Windswept

September 21, 2021 - Every evening brings a delightful natural painting. Great way to relax with the last espresso of the day and watch the s...
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Wind & Waves

September 20, 2021 - The wind was blowing onshore, the birds were heading for safer ground and the waves were kicking up. Nevertheless, I too...
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End of Day

September 15, 2021 - This particular evening the sunset was almost like fire in the sky. What blessing to be able to observe this view every...
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Purple Dream

July 08, 2021 - I always enjoy the variety of shapes, sizes and colors the waterlily blossoms present. Just for fun, I tried some selec...
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Reaching Out

July 07, 2021 - Like me, this hibiscus blossom is looking for the sun.
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Golden Moment

July 06, 2021 - I always look forward to sunrise and watching the sun break the horizon on this this particular day was amazing. In addi...
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Giant Size

July 02, 2021 - I must admit when I first saw this 'gator, I did think it was real because it was absolutely still and because it was th...
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My What Big Teeth

July 01, 2021 - Another 'gator in our path on Blue Cypress Lake. This one must have decided we were getting to close. Don't worry about...
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Waiting for Dinner

June 30, 2021 - My first excursion on an airboat on Blue Cypress Lake just west of Vero Beach Florida to check out the area and the wild...
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In the Beginning

June 24, 2021 - Nothing like the opportunity to photograph an unusual event to get me out early in the morning. This was taken in Vero B...
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Ready to Fish

June 22, 2021 - Ospreys are unusual. They have a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind....
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Nest Building

June 05, 2021 - Early spring in Florida when everyone is building new homes and getting ready to start a new families. This tricolored h...
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The Color Purple

January 24, 2021 - I always have found water gardens, especially those with lotus blossoms particularly tranquil and an excellent place to...
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Springtime

December 23, 2020 - Hibiscus are found in many colors on shrubs and on trees. In fact there are over 300 species, both annuals and perennial...
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Insect with a History

August 17, 2020 - Here is something that caught me by surprise. “Dragonflies were one of the first insects to occupy earth. Although they...
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Over the Ocean

July 24, 2020 - Just as background, before returning to Michigan about 5 years ago, I had the good fortune to spend the better part of 2...
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Moth Orchids

May 31, 2020 - Phalaenopsis orchids are commonly known as moth orchids. There are about about seventy species in the family. The ones s...
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Hungry Eyes

August 14, 2019 - It was early morning and this this red tailed hawk was perched in a tree scouting the ground for breakfast. Fortunately,...
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The Mooring

August 05, 2019 - Just after sunrise one morning while it was early enough to enjoy the tranquility of calm water on the river combined wi...
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Nature's Handywork

May 14, 2019 - Do you see what I see? All done by nature -- a rising 'gator!
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