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Sand Dunes of St. Joseph’s Peninsula

Two days ago, I returned from a fantastic photography trip where I finally met up with Terry Collins – another native Floridian landscape photographer who I’d been looking forward to meeting for quite some time. Our goal was to photograph the sand dunes of the St. Joseph Peninsula of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” – the quiet


Chokoloskee Mangroves

For much of this past month, I’ve been away from home – traveling almost constantly, and loading up on all kinds of new photographs of my home state of Florida. I’ve been trying out new and different techniques, a couple new lenses, and keeping company with a number of creative photographers in various locations who


Operation Migration – Whooping Cranes Arrive in North Florida!

For the first three days of this week, an event was happening in St. Marks, Florida area that held the riveted attention of birders and other wildlife enthusiasts around the North America. It was Operation Migration‘s incredible effort in whooping crane conservation, and in particular, the last day of an 83-day migration “training” of their


The Forgotten Coast – Unforgettable Florida

For much of the past week, I’ve been making my way around and throughout a part of the Florida Panhandle that is mostly unfamiliar territory for me and definitely “off the beaten path”. Completely rural, shockingly beautiful, loaded with wildlife – and oddly coastal – it is an area that is not on your average


The Winter Wonderland of Florida’s North Gulf Coast

One of the most amazing places for winter nature photography in Florida that I know of is along the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico where there are no condos, no restaurants, and more importantly there are no people. This wondrous place is the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It is a seemingly endless