Paurotis Palm: A Florida Native!

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Paurotis Palm: A Florida Native!

My favorite palm! The paurotis palm is a wonderfully beautiful palm that I have a personal connection to. As I was starting to build my photography business back when I was still living back home in Southwest Florida, I worked in a plant nursery and planted many hundreds of palm trees all over the Fort

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Air Plants to Some, Bromeliads to Others

Growing up in Southwest Florida, air plants were just about as common to me as sea gulls. Over the years as I gradually fell into the role of a naturalist and wildlife photographer, I’ve heard, learned and picked up a lot of information about these unusual plants and their habitats. Not only are they special, they are

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Video! The Nature and Wildlife of North America

Quick post today. I’ve been having a series of videos made for me, and here is one I’m particularly happy with. These are images I’ve made over the years ranging from Key Largo in the Florida Keys to Cape Flattery on the Northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, and a little bit

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Orchid Hunting in the Florida Everglades

Orchids. Just the very word brings to mind a vision of exotic color, delightful texture and fantastic shapes, and the scent of consummate and delicious fragrances. Often it evokes feelings of peaceful reflection, caring, and a love for nature’s most wondrous flowers. Orchids are often thought about in the most serene, zen-like way – absolute

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Zen and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance – Tools of the Trade for Serious Nature Photography

Recently I made a trip down to South Florida to one of the best places to see the real Everglades: the Shark River Valley. This is essentially the living and beating heart of the Everglades, and is only accessible by airboat, touristy tram ride, on bicycle on the same tram road, or on foot. I

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