Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 10: Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage.
Baby Alligator with five mosquitoes, next to the back pond at Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage, Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. I didn’t realize that the baby alligators were this colorful. Momma gator was nearby keeping an eye on how close I got.
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. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 12: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Dew covered spider webs at sunrise. Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve in Florida. First image is a composite of three images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. Raw image processed with Google HDR Efex Pro. The second image is a single exposure with the same camera and lens.
Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 13: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, and Immature White Ibis at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. 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.