How To Photograph The Florida Everglades

How To Photograph
The Florida Everglades







Florida Everglades


Everglades Photo Tips

These photo tips are a brief part of my full-color book The Photographer's Guide to the Everglades. It--and some of the advice below--
tells you how to take the pictures. The book tells you when and where.

Although the Everglades offer impressive scenics, like most photographers, I concentrate on the Glades’ wildlife residents, the birds, gators and crocodiles.

Landscape panoramas are secondary, more subjects of opportunity than my focal point.           
I’ve found Everglades’ animals amazingly tolerant of photographers, undoubtedly because they see so many of us. As I began to understand the Everglades better I was surprised to find my best wildlife images in ENP usually came from areas where animals experience a constant stream of human traffic.

For instance, the Anhinga Trail at Royal Palm Plaza is one of the Glades’ most visited sites because of its close proximity to the park entrance.  

Surprising to me because I expected wild critters to avoid such congestion. If living conditions weren’t so perfect they might.

The deep canals bordering Anhinga Trail provide ideal feeding grounds for wading birds and alligators during the low water season. 

Despite the scores of people strolling along the designated paths, these walkways furnish some of my most reliable opportunities for animal close-ups.  Ironically, in more remote regions animals have spooked at the first glimpse of me.

I’m a trespasser there but only a part of the moving scenery at Anhinga Trail. 

Approaching Everglades Animals

The Eye Has It

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