Tricolored Heron in Breeding Plumage

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Tricolored Heron in Breeding Plumage

Last month I was in the Big Cypress National Preserve looking for new material forwww.FloridaNaturePhotography.com - particularly birds in breeding plumage when I spotted this amazing tricolored heron on the side of the road. It was in the most resplendent of breeding colors. Bright blue beak and face, deep blood-red eyes, violet and blue-gray plumage, completed with snowy white plumes at the back of its crown. Just gorgeous!

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The Most Beautiful Carnivore in Florida

The Apalachicola National Forest is very large and mostly rural tract in North Florida’s Panhandle region – an area known for its rich and abundant wildlife, beautiful longleaf pine woodlands, isolated Appalachian/Carolina-region species, and for the botanists – carnivorous plants. We have lots of them – in every shape, form, and color. Gulf Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia rosea) The beautiful

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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

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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

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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

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