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Muscovy Ducks of Piedmont Park

Normally, it doesn’t take much for nature to grab my attention. Mother Nature always finds a way to make me do a double take. Such was the case on this February morning where we were treated too much warmer than normal temperatures. So much so that it felt as if we were already halfway through […]

“45” – Forty Five Photos From My Birthday at ZooAtlanta

Lake Alice

Lake Alice is located at the heart of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. It is a natural habitat mostly undisturbed minus the commotion from local frat houses. I went in search of expanding my portfolio of alligators.. but alas.. none were to be found that day. But I did manage to capture some […]

Swamp Island Drive – “Big Boy” Gator

As normal, I saved the best for last. This is the final day of my “Swamp Island Drive” photo series. About 2-3 miles from the Baby Gator, I come across 6-7 foot “Big Boy” along Swamp Island Drive at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Assuming he’s a boy of course. Funny little story about this […]

Swamp Island Drive – Baby Gator

Those who know me well know that I am a Gator fan. Not just the Gators affiliated with the University of Florida, but also a big fan of Alligator mississippiensis, or the American Alligator. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have been to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and for some […]

Swamp Island Drive – Devastation and Renewal

There is always two sides to every story. While plenty of beauty exists in and around the Okefenokee Swamp, it has its share of horror as well. The area was devastated by wildfires in 2007 and again in 2011. To describe the extent of the wildfire in 2006, smoke could effected visibility as far south […]

Swamp Island Drive – The Okefenokee Swamp

Most people think of a swamp as this dark, murky, dreary uninviting habitat. And yes, it can be at times. But as you have seen the last few days, there is a great amount of beauty that exists as well. Today, I want to share with you the beautiful views of the Okefenokee National Wildlife […]

Swamp Island Drive – Water Lilies

Continuation of my series “Swamp Island Drive” with Water Lillies from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Swamp Island Drive – Flora and Dragonfly

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 […]