Everglades National Park

My first visit to Everglades National Park….it’s about time. The third largest national park in the continental U.S. Called the “river of grass”, it is a protected ecosystem containing wetlands, forests, and wildlife.

For bird photographers, it is a real paradise. I’ve posted some of the species found in the park below. The image above is the Black-crowned night heron.

The Green heron, patiently waiting to spot its next meal.

The Great blue heron.

The Little blue heron.

The Great egret.

The White ibis (juvenile).

The Anhinga (female).

The Purple gallinule. Watching them skip over lilly pads is entertaining.

Its’s not all wading birds in the Everglades. There are many species of birds including the Barred owl.

The Everglades offers wonderful landscape scenes as well as all of the birds. This early morning image was taken from the boardwalk near the Royal Palm Visitor Center,

Couldn’t leave out one of the frequently sighted inhabitants of the park, the alligator.


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  • Mike PillowsMarch 6, 2022 - 6:21 pm

    Whoa… now that’s a lot of variation in species of birds. What an inspiring post to do more bird photography.

  • Erika TMarch 7, 2022 - 12:52 pm

    Beautiful photos! Especially the sunrise/set ???? I’ve always wanted to visit here when my Dad was alive & lived in FL

  • Mike WalkerMarch 7, 2022 - 1:35 pm

    Thanks Mike P!

  • Mike WalkerMarch 7, 2022 - 1:36 pm

    Thanks Erika T!  That’s a sunset, by the way.


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