Most people that know me know I have quite a fascination with alligators, those associated with the University of Florida, and of the actual animal variety Alligator mississippiensis. So after my visit to Jacksonville, for the annual showdown with that team from Athens, Ga, I stopped at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge to see if I could snap some pictures of some of those beautiful animals.
Unfortunately, the weather was starting to get pretty chilly for gators and they were already in process of enter hibernation. The ONWR had so much more to see and I can only imagine what it might look like in warmer weather. So over the next several days I am sharing my pictures from this lil excursion.
The refuge has a 8 mile road you can drive down that they call “Swamp Island Drive”… which serves as the inspiration for the title of this photo series.
First some flowers and a Dragonfly..