Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip. Day 9: Big Cypress Swamp.
While staying at Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Bungalow, I went for a “Swamp Walk” in the Big Cypress Swamp with Kristen and Angela. Before the trip, I got a pair of waders from Cabela’s. Not really sure what I was getting into, I only took a walking stick/monopod and my trusty Leica X2 travel camera. It was a lot of fun — and we didn’t see any alligators or water moccasin snakes. Just the week before, one of the invasive 15+ foot Burmese pythons was caught nearby.
Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 13: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, and Immature White Ibis hunting for breakfast in Big Cypress National Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7.
Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 12: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Partially Submerged Alligator in the Front Pond at Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Gallery — Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).