Ghost Orchid Photographed from an Unusual Angle

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Ghost Orchid Photographed from an Unusual Angle

Ten years ago I spotted my first wild ghost orchid in the Fakahatchee Strand of Southwest Florida after literally years of exhaustively searching the wetlands and wading through enormous tracts of swamp following a grid pattern on a worn-out, folded-up survey map. Over the following years, I’ve accumulated quite a large number of images of

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Swallowtail Butterflies of the American Southeast

Today I’m going to do a short and sweet post with a lot of photos highlighting three of the most beautiful swallowtail butterflies of the genus Papilio found deep in the hot, humid American Southeast during summertime. The three species are the eastern tiger swallowtail, the Palamedes swallowtail, and the aptly named giant swallowtail. Click any image

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