Florida

I love Florida - I go there often and no bad trips. Even the trip where a 16 year old stole a large truck and rammed over 30 vehicles, one behind us and one in front of us....I still love Florida.   The opportunities for wildlife photography are endless.   It wasn't often you'd find me anywhere in that state without a camera around my neck.

 

Fiddler Crab at Sanibel Island

Fiddler Crab at Sanibel Island

Egret near Tampa area

Egret near Tampa area

Egret with his bright yellow boots on at Sanibel Island

Egret with his bright yellow boots on at Sanibel Island

Sunsets in Florida are amazing.  They can be all different colors.  This one is near Mexico Beach 

Sunsets in Florida are amazing.  They can be all different colors.  This one is near Mexico Beach 

Yes, this is not a super zoom lens, I got that close to an Alligator while on an airboat.  We were actually about 6 to 8 feet from him. 

Yes, this is not a super zoom lens, I got that close to an Alligator while on an airboat.  We were actually about 6 to 8 feet from him. 

If you look closely, in the upper left hand corner, there is a nest of baby alligators.  A few behind her tail as well. 

If you look closely, in the upper left hand corner, there is a nest of baby alligators.  A few behind her tail as well. 

Pelicans can be seen about anywhere on the coasts of Florida and the rivers.  

Pelicans can be seen about anywhere on the coasts of Florida and the rivers.

 

My hubby Ed, also known as the "Flashman" and our two kids - Zues and Molly.  Zeus - the black one would much rather us be visiting Alaska or anywhere cold.   Molly thinks Florida is about the best place in the world.  Keeping her out of the ocean is a chore. 

My hubby Ed, also known as the "Flashman" and our two kids - Zues and Molly.  Zeus - the black one would much rather us be visiting Alaska or anywhere cold.   Molly thinks Florida is about the best place in the world.  Keeping her out of the ocean is a chore. 

Deer in Gulf County Florida

Deer in Gulf County Florida

Seagulls are pretty much anywhere in Florida.

Seagulls are pretty much anywhere in Florida.

If I lived in Florida, I would want one of these in my yard, then a reclining type chair directly underneath it. I've always called this one "Dreamin"

If I lived in Florida, I would want one of these in my yard, then a reclining type chair directly underneath it. I've always called this one "Dreamin"

Josh is a friend of ours and runs a Fishing Charter service near Tampa.   He does fishing charters, duck hunts, bow fishing and he can even set you up for a photography tour.   Check him out on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/fishfanaticcharters    I caught my first ever fish from the ocean with Josh.   Super excited to fish with him again sometime.   

Josh is a friend of ours and runs a Fishing Charter service near Tampa.   He does fishing charters, duck hunts, bow fishing and he can even set you up for a photography tour.   Check him out on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/fishfanaticcharters    I caught my first ever fish from the ocean with Josh.   Super excited to fish with him again sometime.