A Face only a Mother Could Love

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A Face only a Mother Could Love

Vultures: nature’s clean-up crew, scavengers, the nastiest animals alive – whatever you want to call them, they are essential in the promoting health and well-being in nature. They eat the dead, and thus prevent the diseases and harmful germs of rotting and decomposing flesh from getting transmitted to the living. The black vulture (Coragyps atratus)

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The Florida Sandhill Crane – Sentinel of the Okaloacoochee Slough *Updated*

When people think of Southern Florida, they rarely think of lonely mile after mile of endless cow fields and citrus groves, or the acres upon acres of sugarcane that would resemble the enormous cornfields found in the Midwest if it weren’t for the sweltering heat. Most of the land here is used for agriculture, but

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In a Flash of Pink – Roseate Spoonbill!

Anyone who has ever tried to walk through mangroves – never mind with a backpack full of photography gear and holding a camera – knows that it is not easy. Twisted above-ground roots and protruding rhizomes make any travel slightly faster than not moving at all. Estuarine mud sucks at boots and shoes, and none of

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Song Sparrow

The one most beautiful things about being a nature photographer is that you will always be the student. No matter how many years you spend in the field and how many field guides you memorize and scientific papers you read - every day in the field is a constant reminder of just how much you don't know! That will always make everyday an adventure!

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My Photo was Picked for the 2011 National Audubon Society Calendar!!!!!!!

I realize this post is VERY late in getting out, but due to our oldest son starting preschool this year and bringing home the plague, I’ve been suffering for most of the winter with a whole host of kiddie germs and hadn’t had the time to post this until right now. Then I wanted to

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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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